NABL maintains linkages with the international bodies like International Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation (ILAC) and Asia Pacific Accreditation Co-operation (APAC). NABL is a full member of ILAC and APAC and regularly takes part in their meetings. More information on these international co operations can be obtained from their web-sites and respectively.    

NABL is signatory to ILAC as well as APAC Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) for accreditation of Testing including Medical and Calibration laboratories, which is based on mutual evaluation and acceptance of other MRA Partner accreditation systems. NABL is also having APAC Mutual Recognition Arrangements(MRA) for Proficiency Testing Provider & Reference materials producers. Such international arrangements facilitate acceptance of test/ calibration results between countries which MRA partners represent.

The information on ILAC and APAC Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) is available at NABL web-site. On request from the laboratories or their users, a copy of ILAC/ APAC MRA is provided.

In order to achieve the objective of the acceptance of test/ calibration data across the borders, NABL operates and is committed to update its accreditation system as per international norms. NABL operations conform to ISO/ IEC 17011: 2017.

NABL APAC/ ILAC MRA Signatory Status