Asia – Asia Regulatory Roundup

China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) is fast tracking the processing of requests to manufacture and sell face masks and other pieces of medical equipment capable of slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

NMPA has created the fast track to encourage manufacturers of medical clothing to add capacity, reassign existing capacity to products related to coronavirus or enter the Chinese market for the first time. Such changes require regulatory approval, but under emergency measures adopted by NMPA, will be less burdensome to implement than in the past…