Have you heard of Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2023/1115 on “the mak­ing avail­able on the Union mar­ket and the export from the Union of cer­tain com­modi­ties and prod­ucts asso­ci­at­ed with defor­esta­tion and for­est degradation”?

If you are a man­u­fac­tur­er of med­ical devices that incor­po­rate nat­ur­al mate­r­i­al like rub­ber, this reg­u­la­tion may addi­tion­al­ly apply to the med­ical devices reg­u­la­tion (MDR). Accord­ing to the scope of the reg­u­la­tion, it is intend­ed to 

If applic­a­ble, man­u­fac­tur­ers, among oth­ers, must be able to demon­strate that their prod­ucts are defor­esta­tion-free and they must ful­fill cer­tain due dili­gence provisions.

Source: Euro­pean Commission 

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