Kuwait 

 

 

  • Key Facts:  
    • Population: 4.04 M (2014 est)
    • Capital: Kuwait City
    • GDP Total: $172,350 Billion (2014 est)
    • GDP per Capita: $43,103 (2014 est)
  • Healthcare Sectors:
    • Public: 80%
    • Private: 20%
  • Healthcare Spend: 

    • $17.5 Billion by 2030 inc. new General and Specialised hospitals
  • Major Diseases: (source WHO)
    • 79% population is overweight
    • 43% Obesity
    • 55% Cholestrol
  • Current Market Trends:
    • Kuwait is very dependent on imports of medical devices
      • Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery
      • Cardiovascular
      • Neurology
      • Prosthetics
      • Oncology
      • Hospital Furniture and Supplies
  • Market Entry:
    • Need for product/service market research
    • Need to have a Kuwaiti partner for foreign corporations
    • Need to appoint and work with a local Distributor/ Agent 
    • Need to get a legal ageement to protect both Principals and Distributors' interests
  • Challenges / Obstacles:
    • Bureaucratic and lengthy registration procedures
    • Strict Customs regulations
    • Need for a credible Distributor
  • Registration: (01/01/2016)
    • MD Class 1: No registration required
    • General Requirements (Ministry of Health)
      • ​Original Letter of Appointment from the manufacturer or distributor for the sole agency of products legalised by Kuwait Embassy in the country of origin.
      • Free Sales Certificate issued and duly legalised by the governmental health authority in the country of origin, including the name of the product and address of the manufacturer/ distributor.
      • A copy of the manufacturer's licence or ISO certificate legalised by the health authorities or the Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Kuwait Embassy in the country of origin.
      • Samples.
      • A safety certificate from the manufacturer
      • CE and / or FDA approvals
      • Others (product type dependent)
  • Major Hospitals: (01/01/2016)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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