Export Testing Industry User Guide

Industry User Guide No 5 Working with NATA Accredited Laboratories for Export Testing has now been published on the NATA website under the Information for Industry tab.

This guide is targeted at SMEs with limited resources and/or experience in dealing with testing related conformity assessment issues when trying to enter export markets. It deals with some of the common questions directed to NATA such as:

  • What is conformity assessment?
  • What does ‘mutual recognition’ mean?
  • What is NATA accreditation and why use an accredited laboratory?
  • How do I select the right laboratory and specify what I need?
  • What do I need to consider with samples supplied for testing?

There is other helpful advice on how to get the best out of the NATA accreditation system and some reality checks around the use of testing.

Testing is only a tool, not a solution, but sensible use of accredited laboratories at the appropriate points in the supply chain can provide confidence that products and commodities supplied to foreign markets are compliant with the importing parties’ requirements.

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