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Health Sciences Authority

Target Processing Timelines

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HPRG aims to approve licence applications and permits submitted through our e-services in a timely manner. You may access the following links to find out more about our target processing timelines.

*All timelines stated (in working days) are subject to change

Applications for Therapeutic Products

The target screening and evaluation processing timelines for applications for therapeutic products are as follows:

Screening timeline (excluding stop-clock)

      NDA GDA MAV-1 MAV-2 MIV-1 MIV-2
Total screening timeline*
(
Full/Abridged/
Verification)
50 50 50 50 - -
Time to first communication# -

14
(Verification
- CECA)

 

- -

25
(Abridged/
Verification)

 

*Working days from date of receipt of application dossier to date of acceptance or non-acceptance/withdrawal 

#Working days from date of receipt of application dossier to date of acceptance, input request or non-acceptance/withdrawal

Evaluation Timeline (excluding stop clock)

Dossier
type

NDA   GDA MAV-1 MAV-2 MIV-1 MIV-2
Full 270 - 270 - - -
Abridged 180 240 180 180 120 40^
Verification 60 120 60 - 90 -
Verification-CECA - 90 - - - -
^MIV-2 applications - Applicants can implement the proposed change(s) if HSA does not raise any objection within 40 working days from the date of submission of the complete dataset for the application


*All timelines stated (in working days) are subject to change

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Applications for Medical Devices

Timeline for Product Registration 

Risk Classification TAT for Registration (in working days)
Immediate Expedited Abridged Full Full (Priority Review Scheme)
Class B Immediate Registration upon Submission   100 160 120
Class C

Immediate Registration upon submission

(for Class C standalone medical mobile application only) 

120 160 220 165
Class D   180 220 310 235
Class D, devices incorporating registrable medicinal / therapeutic products     220 310  

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Applications for Chinese Proprietary Medicines

Type 类型 No. of working days 工作日
New application 新申请 60
Amendment 变更申请 60

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Applications for Clinical Trials

Application Type New Application Substantial Amendments Non-substantial Amendments
Clinical Trial Certificate (CTC)

30 working days

Note: 60 working days for cell and tissue products

15 working days 5 working days
Clinical Trial Authorisation (CTA)

30 working days

Note: 15 working days for some Phase 1 studies

15 working days 5 working days
Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) 5 working days 5 working days 5 working days
Clinical Research Materials Notification (CRM) Immediate Immediate

With effect from 1 November 2016

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Certification/Licensing of Manufacturers and Dealers

Type of application Target Processing Timeline (excluding stop-clock time incurred by the applicant)
Good Distribution Practice (GDP) Certificate 10 working days from date of audit close out
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certificate 10 working days from date of audit close out
Free Sales Certificate (FSC) 10 working days
Statement of Licensing Status (SLS) 10 working days
Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product (CPP) 10 working days
Import Licence for Chinese Proprietary Medicines and Medicinal products 10 working days from date of audit close out
Wholesale dealers licence for Chinese Proprietary Medicines and Medicinal products 10 working days from date of audit close out
Manufacturer licence for Chinese Proprietary Medicines and Medicinal products 10 working days from date of audit close out
Form A Poisons Licence 10 working days from date of audit close out
Medical device dealers licences (including manufacturer, importer and wholesaler licences) 10 working days
Evaluation of medical device dealers licences with QMS-CAD submission 10 working days from date of audit close out


Retail Pharmacy Licence

Type of Application Target Processing Timeline
(working days, excluding stop-clock time)
Retail Pharmacy Licence 10 working days from date of audit close out

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Psychotropics and Controlled Drugs

Type of Application Target Processing Timeline
(working days, excluding stop-clock time)
Export Licence for Psychotropic Substances 10 working days
Authorisation to import Psychotropic / Restricted Substances 10 working days
Licence to sell controlled drugs by wholesale 10 working days from date of audit close out
Licence to manufacture controlled drugs 10 working days from date of audit close out
Licence to import/export controlled drugs 20 working days

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Applications for Medical Advertisement and Sales Promotion Permit

Type of Application Target Processing Timeline
(working days, excluding stop-clock time)
Application for Medical Advertisement and Sales Promotion Permit 14
Amendment for Medical Advertisement and Sales Promotion Permit 14

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