On October 6, 2010, SAC was officially recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the ENERGY STAR program. As of December 30, 2010, all ENERGY STAR partners will have to have their products certified by an EPO-approved certification body (CB) prior to their qualification. Before applying for EPO marketing authorization, the CB must obtain iso/IEC 17065 accreditation. Similarly, the test laboratory must first be accredited in accordance with ISO/CIS 17025 for testing methods prescribed by the applicable ENERGY STAR product specifications prior to the EPO`s application for recognition. Note: In order to facilitate the recognition of accredited reports and certificates, the membership accreditation mark is listed below. Please click below for the corresponding MRA offers. Although HKAS is a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the Asian Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation (APLAC) multilateralMutual Recognition Arrangement, HOKLAS is an internationally recognized system. Mutual recognition agreements/agreements (MRAs) accept hoklas test reports of the number of foreign laboratory certification systems, including: once a laboratory or control body is accredited, it is authorized to use exclusively the logo of the relevant accreditation body that has issued its accreditation. The accredited organization can only refer to its accreditation after testing, calibration or inspections. To facilitate cross-border recognition, the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) has developed an internationally recognized sign called the ILAC sign. It will be used next to the accreditation body`s logo. The table below shows how the ILAC label is used by accredited laboratories in Singapore: every effort is made to promote acceptance of test data by accredited laboratories, both internationally and locally.
HKAS has entered into mutual recognition agreements with the accreditation bodies listed below by being a signatory to the International Accreditation Cooperation Agreement (ILAC MRA) and the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation Recognition Arrangement (APAC MRA) for testing, calibration, medical testing, competency testing suppliers (TPPs) and manufacturers of reference equipment (RMP). Click here to see the current signatories of ILAC and access the current APAC signatories here. HKAS MRA partners recognize hoklas controlled test certificates as having the same technical validity as certificates certified by their respective systems. An MRA is based on the results of an in-depth peer review of its signatories. The MRA accreditation body must declare itself ready to comply with isO/IEC 17011: Compliance Assessment – general requirements for accreditation bodies that accredit compliance assessment bodies. They must ensure that the compliance assessment bodies that accredit them comply with iso/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189 standards for laboratories, ISO/IEC 17020 for auditors and ISO/CIS 17065 and ISO/CIS 17021 for certification bodies accreditation. And MRA partner sites or contact them directly . . . Visitors who verify names, logos and accreditation symbols on a confirmed certificate or report should be aware that some of our MRA partners may recently have their names, logos or accreditation symbols changed and that test reports or certificates confirmed by the display of their old accreditation symbols may still be valid during the conversion period. For more information, please visit their websites or contact them directly.
Since January 2010, Singapore has been a member of the OECD Framework for Mutual Data Acceptance (MAD). BPL studies conducted in Singapore are now recognized in more than 30 OECD countries and in third countries.