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Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs)

This provides your company with the opportunity to speed up entry into overseas markets and reduce costs.


  • Mutually and globally recognised reports and certificates issued by an accredited Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) or equivalent will allow smooth transporting of goods between countries.
  • Helps to reduces barriers to trade by allowing goods and services to move freely across borders without the need for further testing, inspection or certification by the importing country.
  • The Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) has signed 16 MRAs, providing Singaporean companies easier access to over 90 economies, including China, India, Indonesia and the United States.

You are:

  • A Singaporean company or Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) looking to export goods to overseas markets.


You need to: 

  • Be registered and incorporated in Singapore.
Critical information

The SAC is a signatory to MRAs with the following organisations:

  • International Accreditation Forum (IAF),
  • International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC),
  • Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC),
  • Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC),
  • Asia-Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC),
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),
  • For Good Laboratory Practice Compliance Programme.
What to expect when applying
To apply for accreditation from SAC, click here or click on the "Apply Now" button below.

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