European Commission proposes one-year postponement in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
On 25 March 2020, the European Commission announced that it was working on a proposal to postpone the date of application for the new EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR)[i] for one year, in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The MDR had been due to become fully active on 26 May 2020.
The Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety noted in a press release that the Commission was working to submit this proposal in early April, for swift adoption by the European Parliament and the European Council. The proposed postponement aims to relieve pressure on national authorities, notified bodies, manufacturers, and others, allowing them to focus fully on urgent COVID-19-related priorities. Continue Reading