Recognition of InterConformity Assessment and Certification is a result of the accreditation granted by JAS ANZ, which is an active member of the key accreditation organizations including the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the Multilateral Cooperative Accreditation Arrangement (MCAA), the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC), the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC), European cooperation for Accreditation (EA), and the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).
A focus of these organizations are agreements, often referred to as Multilateral Recognition Agreements (MLAs) or multilateral Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRAs), that signatories will recognize one another’s accredited certificates and inspection reports. The benefit of this recognition is that it reduces the potential for re-certification or re-inspection when products and services move from one country to another.
The International Accreditation Forum, Inc. (IAF) is a major world forum for developing the principles and practices for the conduct of conformity assessment that will deliver the confidence needed for market acceptance. It promotes the worldwide acceptance, of certificates of conformity issued by inspection and certification bodies accredited by an Accreditation Body Member of IAF, and seeks to add value for all stakeholders through their programs.
Following countries are represented within the IAF – International Accreditation Forum (in alphabetic order):Albania, Argentina, Australia & New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Costa Rica, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai (UAE), Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, China, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay and Vietnam.
For more information about international recognition of accredited certificates, please read third party documents available in the download section: “IAF – An overview” brochure; “IAF MLA” brochure, etc.