European Accreditation supporting ground-breaking trade accord between Canada and the EU
European Accreditation (EA) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has signed a bilateral cooperation agreement aimed to support the Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). CETA is a new trade agreement between the EU and Canada.
The bilateral cooperation agreement (BCA) signed by EA and the SCC will enable the implementation of the Conformity Assessment Protocol provided for in the CETA agreement, allowing for the mutual acceptance by Canada and the EU of test results and product certifications. This will help facilitate trade and open doors for EU and Canadian companies. Such a mutual recognition of accreditation bodies through the CETA Conformity Assessment Protocol will help to address these issues by allowing conformity assessment bodies in Canada and the EU to be recognized in certain areas through one mutually-accepted accreditation.