New Layout of Export Certificates for medical devices (Free Sales Certificates)

As part of the digitalisation of the order process, Swissmedic has made changes to the layout of Export Certificates. 


The main new features are as follows:

  • A new number format will be used for the Export Certificate number
  • The text on the Export Certificates has been revised
  • The stakeholders involved and their roles have been listed individually
  • A print no., number of pages and a QR code will be printed on the Export Certificate and on each page of a product list (if available) by Swissmedic.
  • The product lists show an electronic Swissmedic stamp on each page 

Swissmedic would point out that Export Certificates with the old layout will continue to be issued in parallel during a transitional period. 


  • Transitional period: 17 September 2018 to end of 2018 à Swissmedic issues Export Certificates with old and new layouts.
  • From January 2019 à Swissmedic will only issue Export Certificates with the new layout. 

Certificate validity

Swissmedic explicitly confirms that all issued Export Certificates - whether with the old or new layout - will remain valid until the date printed on the certificate (Valid until). 

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Last modification 17.09.2018

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