The International Framework
One of the main objectives of INAB is to ensure international acceptance of reports and certificates issued by our accredited organisations. INAB achieves this objective through its Multilateral Agreements (MLAs) with the European and worldwide accreditation body organisations. It is important for goods and services tested in Ireland to be accepted in Europe and worldwide without the need for additional testing or verification. Accreditation is the means of achieving this.
INAB is a member of the following international accreditation organisations:
- EA (European co-operation for Accreditation)
- IAF (International Accreditation Forum, Inc.)
- ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation)
In most developed economies there is a body similar to the Irish National Accreditation Board. INAB is Ireland’s signatory to European and international accreditation agreements with EA, ILAC and IAF.
Accreditation in Europe - Brochure