Export medical devices

Check if you need a certificate of free sale to export medical devices outside the EU.

You don’t need a certificate of free sale to move medical devices within the EU.

Outside the EU, you may need a Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) to export medical devices.

Check with the destination country to find out if you need a certificate. You can also talk to your importer or get help researching your export market.

Before you apply

The manufacturer, legal manufacturer, or authorised representative must be based in the UK and the medical devices you’re exporting must be CE marked to show compliance with the Medical Device Regulations.

How to apply

Apply for an account.

Once your account has been approved we will email you instructions on how to use the system to purchase certificates of free sale for the medical devices you intend to export.

Already have an account?

If your account was activated before 01 November 2018 please log in to apply for a CFS.

If your account was activated after 01 November 2018 please log in to apply for a CFS.


Certificates cost £75 per order for the first 10 certificates.

Additional certificates on the same order cost £10 each.

How long will my order take?

We will try to post your order within 10 working days from date of receipt. During busy periods orders may take longer. Please order as far in advance as possible. All orders are posted by First Class Royal Mail.

Getting help

Contact the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) if you need help.

Telephone: 020 3080 7171
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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Published 7 November 2016
Last updated 27 November 2018 + show all updates
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