Current international status of NAAU
Activities conducted by NAAU are widely recognized in the EU and the whole world. The National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine is a member of several regional and international organizations for accreditation.
NAAU is an Associate member of the European Co-operation for Accreditation (EA) and a signatory to EA Bilateral agreement on recognition in such areas of accreditation as testing and calibration laboratories, medical laboratories, products, processes and services certification bodies, management systems certification bodies, personnel certification bodies as well as inspection bodies.
EA acknowledged that all activities of NAAU comply with the established regulatory requirements in the field of accreditation. Thus, NAAU performs activities recognized at the level of the European Union. NAAU recognition by ЕА
NAAU is a Full member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and a signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA) in such areas of accreditation as testing, calibration, medical laboratories, as well as inspection bodies. NAAU recognition by ILAC
NAAU is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and a signatory to the Multilateral Arrangement on Mutual Recognition (IAF MLA) in the areas of accreditation provided for bodies certifying products, persons as well as quality, environmental, food safety, information security, medical devices and energy management systems. NAAU recognition by IAF
Consequently, accreditation provided by NAAU in the above-mentioned areas is equivalent to accreditation that is provided by national accreditation bodies that are signatories to ILAC MRA and IAF MLA in more than 80 countries of the world.
Within the framework of the CIS NAAU cooperates with the Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (ICS). Participation of NAAU in the work of ICS is due to the necessity of formation of common approaches in the field of accreditation, rebuilding of economies, transition to a new market relations, the urgency of the problem of ensuring the quality of products, especially their safety.
NAAU strategic objectives in international activities
The further development and extension of cooperation with EA, ILAC and IAF, as well as with accreditation bodies of the European Union and the world, further work within the framework of this cooperation on mutual recognition of accreditation activities are in priority for NAAU.