In a global marketplace, it is often necessary to comply with international standards. Having accredited certificates or reports not only help you gain the trust of your consumers, but also open doors to markets which require specific assurance of conformance.
The Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) works closely with other international bodies on Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) which will allow signatories to mutually recognise reports and certificates issued by an accredited Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) as equivalent to their own standards. This reduces barriers to trade by allowing goods and services to move freely across borders without the need for further testing, inspection or certification by the importing country.
The SAC has signed 16 MRAs, providing Singapore companies easier access to over 90 economies, including China, India, Indonesia and the United States.
The SAC is a signatory to MRAs with the following organisations:
*APLAC and PAC will merge to form APAC from 1st January 2019.
The SAC’s signatory status in the MRAs enables ease of goods entry into different markets, without the hassle and cost of re-testing, re-inspection, or re-calibration. MRAs function as a fast-track global passport for your products and services bound for export to MRA member countries. This helps to speed up entry into overseas markets and reduce costs for your business.
Using an SAC-accredited CAB can also add to your business credibility by showing that its conformity assessment activities meet internationally recognised standards.