NABL is a signatory to ILAC as well as APLAC Mutual Recognition Arrangements
(MRA), which are based on mutual evaluation and acceptance of other MRA Partner laboratory accreditation systems.
The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) has produced a mutual recognition arrangement
(MRA) signed by 28 economies to remove some of the barriers to world trade.
Compliant traceability means that material is supplied by a National Metrology Institute in and included in a BIPM database or from an accredited Reference Material Producer that is accredited to ISO Guide 34:2009 by an accrediting body that is a signatory to a mutual or multilateral recognition arrangement with an ILAC recognized regional accreditation cooperation of the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement
with a scope of accreditation covering the certified reference material
Kamran Ali Qureshi, Federal Secretary Ministry of Science of Technology, graced the occasion as the cheif guest, acknowledged the achievements made by PNAC like Mutual Recognition Arrangement
(MRA) from International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation and Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) from International Accreditation Forum.
ASCLD/LAB is a signatory to both the IAAC Multi-lateral Recognition Arrangement and the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement
Major satellite operators rely upon or conduct their own testing in co-ordination with the service, which is provided by GVF through its Mutual Recognition Arrangement
Working Group (MRA-WG).
Maintaining the desired level of competence at accredited labs as well as at the level of PNAC is essential because the peer evaluation team of relevant regional and international agencies critically look in to conduct of these bodies before accepting PNAC as Mutual Recognition Arrangement
(MRA) member", the Director General added.
A major achievement was the signing of an ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement
(MRA) by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) and 36 other laboratory accreditation bodies from a total of 28 economies around the world.
PNAC has achieved Mutual Recognition Arrangement
(MRA) from Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)," he added.
On mutual recognition, they agreed that the goals of a mutual recognition arrangement
would be to increase transatlantic market efficiency and liquidity while enhancing investor protection.
Accreditation levels range from EAL1 to 7 and were originally created under the Common Criteria Mutual Recognition Arrangement
(MRA) between Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and The United States.
These CABs will provide test data responding to Canadian requirements under the terms of Phase I of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement
(MRA) on Telecommunica-tions Equipment.