The traceability of calibration results to national standards has so far been confirmed to the user by "factory calibration certificates". However, the international acceptance of such certificates has raised more and more doubts due to significant increasing unprofessional calibration service providers. As a result ISO 9000 inspectors, not just within Europe, are increasingly demanding calibration certificates which are EA (European Cooperation for Accreditation) accredited or associated.
The central objective of the international accreditation network is the mutual acceptance of accredited services and their results to reduce technical trade barriers and to increase the international recognition of accredited certifications for avoiding cost intensive multiple accreditation's. This approach follows the principle „once tested, accepted everywhere“.
This has been made possible by multilateral agreements between the national accreditation institutions and European resp. international accreditation organisations (EA MLA, IAF MLA und ILAC MRA)."
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