Go Direct Earns the MDEL!

Go Direct Announces Medical Device Establishment License for its 3PL Operations.

Go Direct Supply Chain Solutions is proud to announce its successful application for the Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) for its 3PL warehouse and inventory operations in Canada. The MDEL license #20203 was issued to Go Direct in accordance with the Medical Devices Regulations of the Food and Drugs Act for Class 1 and Class II import and distribution of manufactured medical devices.

Source: www.canada.ca/en/health-canada

The Medical Device Industry is a fast-growth sector and with the critical MDEL designation Go Direct is fully capable of supporting this booming category. Recent data from the Government of Canada shows that in 2020 alone, medical device imports from the United States were valued at CAD$4.2 billion, representing 42% of Canada’s total medical device imports. Further, from 2015 to 2020 Canadian medical device exports increased from CAN$3.2 billion to $4.4 billion, and imports increased from $8.6 billion to $9.9 billion.

Still, shipping medical devices into Canada can be a challenging task, and the strict standards must be met, especially for cross-border freight.  Having a 3PL partner equipped to handle cross-border complexities is critical and Go Direct is perfectly poised to provide this crucial solution.

According to research from Emergo Consulting: “The Canadian medical device market is sophisticated and mature, with a strong demand for high-quality medical technologies. The majority of medical devices used in the Canadian healthcare system are imported. But, medical device exports are on the rise. Canada is home to a robust manufacturing industry with hubs in Ontario and Quebec.”

Go Direct’s cross-border inventory capabilities (with fulfillment locations in Columbus Ohio, Mississauga and Calgary Canada) coupled with the MDEL certification situates Go Direct as a “go-to” choice for manufacturers and retailers seeking a 3PL partner in the medical and pharma categories.

It is worth noting that if medical devices are not in compliance with FDA regulations, the government can ask that you return, dispose of, or relinquish your materials. Being prepared to avoid such issues can require a skilled logistics partner that can import and warehouse your products according to code and regulation while you focus on your actual business.

Go Direct understands the logistical challenges of importing and distributing medical and pharma products in Canada and we’re here to make the process simple for you and your business. Not only will we make your transition across the border smooth, we also offer services like inventory and transportation management, customized kitting solutions, cross-border warehousing and a team of people who believe that we all deserve fulfillment in our lives.


Is your Brand looking for an MDEL certified 3PL? Go Direct can help. Drop me, Rosalyn Devlin, a line and let’s set up a time to talk about your pain points and how we can solve them!


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