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Mutual Recognition Agreement between the European union and the USA

Text of Agreement

OJ L 31 of 04/02/1999

In the MRA between the EU and the USA, a transitional period was established for exchange of information between the parties, and to build confidence and understanding of each other's procedures for designation of CABs and evaluate the ability of the CABs to carry out their duties. Passage from the transitional to the operational phase has taken place for the following sectors:

  • Recreational Craft as of 01/06/2000
  • EMC and Telecom as of 14/12/2000

Conformity Assessment Bodies

List of approved conformity assessment bodies designated by the USA

List of approved conformity assessment bodies (CABs) designated by the EU Member States

Useful links

Federal Communications Commission

National Institute of Standards and Technology 

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