On May 24, 2012, ATS was a signatory to the ILAC MRA (Mutual Recognition Agreement) for testing and calibrations, and on October 25, 2012, the ILAC MRA agreement for the inspection area was signed. In addition, ATS was a signatory to the IAF MLA in the field of product certification on 25 October 2012, ATS signed the new IAF MLA in the field of management management certification on 6 October 2014 and, on 20 October 2016, ATS signed the new IAF MLA in the field of certification of persons on the basis of the EA multilateral agreement. ATS is the national signature, along with other nationally recognized accreditation bodies around the world, of multilateral agreements for mutual recognition through the European Accreditation Cooperation (EA), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Cooperation in Laboratory Accreditation (ILAC). Organizations that have signed these agreements are considered equivalent after being subjected to peer reviews. The EA, IAF and ILAC have websites providing information on their organisations and information on the organizations that sign their agreements. If you have a certificate from an organization that is not accredited by atS but is accredited by another accreditation body, you can verify that it has signed one of the above multilateral agreements. If your certificate comes from an organization that has signed one of the aforementioned multilateral agreements, the certificate you have is considered equivalent to that issued by an ATS accredited body and the certificate must be recognized in countries where national accreditation bodies are signatories to the multilateral eA, IAF-ILAC agreements. Regulators (relevant departments) are responsible for recognizing certificates and reports issued by CBS CACs accredited by THE GWG signatories, based on legal requirements and signed international agreements. The WTO accession process requires Serbia to adapt its legislation to WTO agreements and all rules and procedures in force in Serbia that may affect the free movement of goods must be in line with WTO rules.
However, this also applies to the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (OTC), which establishes, among other things, the rules and principles governing the application of technical rules in other countries and the validity of foreign certificates and trademarks of compliance. One of the objectives of the decree is to create a legal framework supported by the adoption of relevant technical provisions transposing the `new approach` directives into the area of EU technical legislation. This will allow for the opening of negotiations for international mutual recognition agreements for certification certificates and trademarks of foreign countries, particularly when it comes to concluding an appropriate international agreement with the EU on the assessment of compliance and approval of industrial products (ACAA) that allows the issue of certificates and trademarks of compliance to certain Serbian products or product groups. , issued by nationally designated compliance assessment agencies. be brought to the UNION market without further compliance assessment or additional costs incurred.