Mandatory Accreditation Schemes For The Test Reports
Accreditation Council (SAC)
The Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) was formed in 1996 as the national authority for the independent accreditation of conformity assessment bodies (CABs). SAC operates under the aegis of Enterprise Singapore, a statutory board of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. SAC's primary function is to accredit conformity assessment services such as testing, calibration, inspection and certification. It also builds trust in Singapore products and services by strengthening Singapore’s technical infrastructure for conformity assessments and forging mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) with our economic partners.
Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA)
The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) is the international organisation for recognised accreditation bodies. These bodies are involved in the accreditation of CABs including calibration, testing, medical testing laboratories and inspection bodies. ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA) provides technical underpinning to international trade, which helps promote cross-border stakeholder confidence and acceptance of accredited laboratory data and inspection results..
About the ILAC-MRA
Once a CAB becomes accredited by an accreditation body, it is granted exclusive use of the ILAC MRA mark on the certificates and reports. For ease of recognition across borders, ILAC MRA has an internationally-recognised mark as well. This is to be used alongside the mark of the accreditation body. An example of how the ILAC MRA mark is used by accredited laboratories in Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) is shown below:
information on SAC and ILAC MRA can be found at:
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