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Norwegian Accreditation (NA) is Norway’s signatory to European and international agreements to facilitate the breaking down of technical barriers to trade.
It is important for goods and services tested or certified in Norway to be accepted in Europe and worldwide without the need for additional testing and certification. Increasingly, accreditation is the means of achieving this.
NA is recognized internationally through European and world multilateral recognition agreements. This recognition enables government to use accredited bodies to meet obligations under world trading agreements e.g. compliance with EU Directives and the WTO TBT (World Trade Organisation Technical Barriers to Trade) Agreement.
NA represents Norway on three European and international bodies - the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA), the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).