ILAC endorsed reports now available at AST
Analytical Services Tasmania (AST) has recently gained
approval for the use of the International Laboratory Accreditation Corporation
(ILAC) logo on reports.
The ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) enhances the
acceptance of products across international borders.
The ILAC logo is significant for any reports where the result may be sent to
other countries. For example, when produce or products are exported and require
a certificate of analysis to confirm quality or safety.
This means that produce with test results from AST with the
ILAC logo are more likely to be recognised as compliant by authorities around
the world, reducing the likelihood of the requirement of additional testing
once product gets to its destination.
Consequently, some of the technical barriers to trade are
This means that at the departure and arrival points of
imports and exports may not require additional calibration, testing, medical
testing and/or inspection because the accredited testing has already been
performed and proven with AST’s ILAC/NATA certified test report.
This logo, and the confidence that goes with it, is granted by virtue of AST's quality endorsed accreditation with the National Association of Testing Authority (NATA).
More information about the ILAC MRA can be found at the ILAC website.