International Agreements

The EU and global recognition of reports and certificates

The activities performed by European accreditation bodies are recognised both within the EU and worldwide through their signatory status to the EA Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA).

The EA MLA is an agreement signed between EA-member accreditation bodies to recognise and accept the equivalence of their accreditation systems. Thus it provides equal reliability of the certificates and reports issued by the organisations which EA NABs accredit.

This eliminates the need for suppliers of products or services to look for accredited certification / inspection / testing providers in each European country where they sell their products or services.

National accreditation bodies are granted the MLA signatory status only after a stringent peer evaluation, of their operations to check their compliance with the internationally agreed standard for accreditation bodies, ISO/IEC 17011, and the specific requirements of Regulation (EC) 765/2008. Peer-evaluations are carried out on a regular basis by experienced staff from other national accreditation bodies. The process is observed by representatives from the European Commission, national authorities and other stakeholders in the business area.

Lithuanian National Accreditation Bureau (LA) is a full member of EA and a signatory to EA MLA for the scope of testing, calibration, medical examination, product certification, management systems certification, certification of persons and inspection. More detailed information

The EA MLA is recognised at the international level by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). It means that EA MLA signatories benefit from global recognition through the IAF and ILAC mutual agreements and their consequent ILAC/IAF MRA/MLA marks.

LA is a full member of ILAC and a signatory to ILAC MRA for the scope of testing, calibration, medical testing and inspection. More detailed information

LA is a member of IAF and a signatory to IAF MLA for the scope of product certification, management systems certification and certification of persons. More detailed information

LA is a member of Forum of accreditation and licencing bodies (FALB) established according to the requirements the Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009.

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Last updated: 21-02-2023