NABL maintains linkages with the international bodies like International Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation (ILAC) and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation (APLAC). NABL is a full member of ILAC and APLAC and regularly takes part in their meetings. More information on these international co operations can be obtained from their web-sites and respectively.

NABL is signatory to ILAC as well as APLAC Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) for accreditation of Testing including Medical and Calibration laboratories, which is based on mutual evaluation and acceptance of other MRA Partner accreditation systems. NABL is also having APLAC Mutual Recognition Arrangements(MRA) for Proficiency Testing Provider & Reference materials producers. Such international arrangements facilitate acceptance of test/ calibration results between countries which MRA partners represent.

The information on ILAC and APLAC Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) is available at NABL web-site. On request from the laboratories or their users, a copy of ILAC/ APLAC MRA is provided.

In order to achieve the objective of the acceptance of test/ calibration data across the borders, NABL operates and is committed to update its accreditation system as per international norms. NABL operations conform to ISO/ IEC 17011: 2004.

NABL APLAC/ ILAC MRA Signatory Status