International acceptance of accreditation to be achieved

2017-01-31 12:59:49

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian Agency for Standardization and Metrology has become a signatory to Mutual Recognition Arrangement of International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation. Currently, it has signatories of 90 accreditation bodies of 87 countries.

There are 121 accredited calibration laboratories, 40 testing and 11 technical inspection laboratories in Mongolia. The Mongolian Agency for Standardization and Metrology has been a full member of Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation since 2004 and a member of ILAC since 2007. The agency also has been successfully evaluated by peers from other accreditation bodies in accordance with the relevant rules and procedures in 2012 and 2016.

ILAC MRA provides significant technical underpinning to the calibration, testing, medical testing and inspection results of the accredited conformity assessment bodies and in turn delivers confidence in the acceptance of results. MRA supports the provision of local or national services, such as providing safe food and clean drinking water, providing energy, delivering health and social care or maintaining an unpolluted environment.

In addition, the ILAC MRA enhances the acceptance of products across national borders. By removing the need for additional calibration, testing, medical testing and/or inspection of imports and exports, technical barriers to trade are reduced. In this way the ILAC MRA promotes international trade and the free-trade goal of “accredited once, accepted everywhere” can be realized.