Saudi Arabia – Saudi FDA postpones Unique Device Identification compliance deadlines

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), Saudi Arabia’s medical device market regulator, has once again announced the postponement of its Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements by one year, with compliance dates going into effect in phases, depending upon the risk class of the device.

The newest UDI compliance dates are:

  • September 1, 2023 for Class B, C and D devices
  • September 1, 2024 for low-risk Class A devices

Manufacturers of high-risk Class B, C and D devices previously faced a September 1, 2022 deadline and are the most impacted by the SFDA’s revised compliance timeline…