Mutual Recognition Agreement

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Mutual Recognition Agreement

An agreement between two or more jurisdictions to consider licenses and certifications given by one jurisdiction as being valid in the others. For example, if one is licensed to practice dentistry in Oregon and Oregon has a mutual recognition agreement with Washington, one is by extension licensed to practice dentistry in Washington. Mutual recognition agreements may take place within a country (as between U.S. states) or they may be international.
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New members are joining, and new mutual recognition agreements are signed.
The head of the National Directorate of Customs explained that, in this context, countries need to close mutual recognition agreements, which are agreements that guarantee that recognized customs bodies operate in an equivalent manner and apply the same rules and procedures, in order to reduce the technical barriers to trade.
"We have also signed mutual recognition agreements with Australia and New Zealand, and will be closing two with the United States soon.
Prior impact assessments for different sectors, the need to mobilise resources, the funds needed for upgrading and regulatory convergence and Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) were also discussed.
The opportunity to achieve greater regional mobility for members of the profession, in particular through the Mutual Recognition Agreements for professional services under the Asean Economic Community established in 2015.
Among other things, MAP REA foresees removing obstacles to mobility of professionals through regional mutual recognition agreements of professional qualifications in sectors of mutual interest.'
Under EU regulations, a GMP certificate of a member state authority is automatically recognised by all 28 member states, and also in Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Israel and New Zealand as a result of the Mutual Recognition Agreements. There are also additional countries that accept EU GMP certification as a basis for the import of pharmaceutical products.
Bin Sulayem, said the pilot phase proved to be a huge success as certified AEOs will be able to make inroads into new markets thanks to the Mutual Recognition Agreements. "Gitex is the perfect platform to illustrate the benefits that come out of being a certified AEO to the visitors.
This includes the elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers such as tax harmonisation as well as Mutual Recognition Agreements for qualifications.
But the India-Korea CEPA is also a story of a missed opportunity on services as trade in several of the sectors, where concessions were negotiated, has been a non-starter given that the mutual recognition agreements are yet to be negotiated.
Currently, there are mutual recognition agreements for medical practitioners and nurses, dental practitioners, surveyors, engineers and architects.