FAQ

Applying for JAS-ANZ Accreditation

How Certification and Inspection Bodies apply for JAS-ANZ accreditation. Read more...

Import Requirements

How do I find out if a product needs to be certified before being imported and offered for sale? Read more...

Certification Check

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Getting Certified

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International Cooperation

A key role for JAS-ANZ is establishing international arrangements with other countries to accept one another's certificates and inspection reports and so removing a technical barrier to trade.

JAS-ANZ is an active member of the key accreditation organisations including the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the Multilateral Cooperative Accreditation Arrangement (MCAA), the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC), and the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC).

A focus of these organisations are agreements, often referred to as Multilateral Recognition Agreements (MLAs) or multilateral Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRAs), that signatories will recognise one another's accredited certificates and inspection reports. The benefit of this recognition is that it reduces the potential for re-certification or re-inspection when products and services move from one country to another.

IAF

JAS-ANZ is a founding member of the IAF and a signatory to the IAF MLAs for quality management systems, environmental management systems, and product.

JAS-ANZ accredited CABs offering services in the areas of quality management systems, environmental management systems, product are entitled to use IAF mark on corporate material such as letterheads, accredited certificates, quotations for work, advertisements, websites and other documents. Read more about this opportunity here.

More information on IAF is available here.

MCAA

JAS-ANZ is a signatory to the MCAA for quality management systems, environmental management systems, and Australian forest certification. More information on the MCAA is available here.

PAC

JAS-ANZ is a founding member of PAC and a signatory to the PAC MLAs for quality management systems, environmental management systems, and product. More information on PAC is available here.

APLAC

JAS-ANZ became a member of APLAC in 2005 and is also a signatory to the APLAC MRA. More information on APLAC is available here.