COCIR China Desk

COCIR China Desk was created in 2007 and is based in Beijing in the offices of the European Chamber of Commerce of China (EUCCC). COCIR, besides its specific activities, is also coordinating the work of the EUCCC Healthcare  Equipment Working Group.

The COCIR China brochure (2017) is available here.

COCIR has created the following working groups in China which are composed of COCIR company members based in China:

  • Regulatory Affairs Focus Group, to advocate for a transparent and predictable regulatory environment that has international credibility, promoting harmonized regulations and standards for medical devices with major trading partners, to ultimately encourage innovation and the timely provision of cutting-edge, life-saving technologies to the Chinese market
  • Standardisation Focus Group, to promote a timely adoption of international standards in China, conformity assessment procedures and implementation guidelines to facilitate speedy adoption of state-of-the-art, safe and efficacious technologies and procedures in China. 
  • Medical Software Task Force, to promote alignment with international practice for emerging guidelines on medical software registration; and to support Chinese authorities find pragmatic and effective methods to register software changes, especially modifications which do not constitute a significant change to basic function or intended use.
  • Post-market Surveillance Task Force, to ensure adequate and pragmatic interpretation of regulations for medical device supervision, and to ensure raising the attention of regulators on post-market surveillance issues.
  • Clinical Evaluation Task Force, to improve global harmonization of clinical evaluation and investigation requirements and regulations.
  • Sustainability Focus Group, to ensure that environmental legislation does not preclude the adoption of potentially life-saving technologies in China. And to promote the adoption of remanufactured medical devices in China and to develop processes and standards to ensure remanufactured products are of the same safety and quality as new products.
  • Digital Health Focus Group, to build awareness and unleash the full potential of digital health as the lever for achieving the triple win for China: improved quality of care, sustainable health system, economic growth and job creation. 
  • General Trade Matters Task Force, to contribute to strategic discussions at China and EU levels on market access issues, with a focus on “Buy China” policies.


Jessica Yuan 

COCIR Business Manager China  
Tel: +86 10 64622066