With an objective to ensure the acceptance of test/ calibration results issued by the accredited conformity assessment bodies (CAB) across the borders, NABL maintains linkages with the international bodies-
- 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.
NABL is Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) signatory to ILAC as well as APAC for the accreditation programs – Testing and Calibration (ISO/IEC 17025), Medical (ISO 15189), Proficiency Testing Providers (PTP) (ISO/IEC 17043) and Reference material producers (RMP) (ISO 17034).
Such international arrangements/ MRA are based on peer evaluation and acceptance of other MRA Partner accreditation systems. MRA facilitate acceptance of test/ calibration results between countries which MRA partners represent.