In addition, ATS became a signatory to the IAF MLA (Multilateral Recognition Arrangement) on 25 October 2012 in the field of product certification on the basis of the above-mentioned multilateral agreement with EA, while atS signed the IAF MLA in the field of management system certification on 6 October 2014 and, on October 20, 2016, the new IAF MLA in the field of certification of people. The EA Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA) is an agreement between the full members of the EA, which recognizes the equivalence and reliability of accreditations and accredited conformity assessment results of signatory states. This process also determines the areas subject to the EA-MLA. Globally, EA MLA is recognized globally by the IAF and ILAC. This means that audit and inspection reports, calibration certificates or certificates issued by bodies accredited by a recognized signatory of the EA MLA are also accepted by the signatories as equivalent to the multilateral agreements IAF MLA and ILAC-MRA. ATS has concluded bilateral cooperation agreements with the following bodies: The EA Multilat agreement (EA MLA) is an agreement signed between ea members in which signatories have made available the equivalence of accreditation systems operated by signatory members as well as the reliability of conformity assessment results provided by conformity assessment bodies accredited by signatory members are accepted, recognized and accepted. It makes the destination “Once accredited, accepted everywhere” efficient. This is possible through multilateral agreements and contracts (MRA or MLA) between national accreditation bodies and international accreditation bodies (EA MLA, IAF MLA and ILAC MRA). A harmonised standard is a European standard developed by a recognised European standardisation body: CEN, CENELEC or ETSI. It shall be drawn up at the request or mandate of the European Commission to one of these organisations.
Manufacturers, other economic operators or conformity assessment bodies can demonstrate, on the basis of harmonised standards, that products, services or processes comply with the applicable EU legislation. When a product is designed or manufactured according to harmonised standards, it means that the product complies with EU legislation. . . .