Malaysia, through the Department of Standards Malaysia (JSM) has been accepted as a signatory to various regional and international arrangements. At the regional level JSM is a signatory to the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement (APAC MRA). As for at the international level, JSM is a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA), International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (IAF MLA) and Full Adherent to OECD Mutual Acceptance Data (MAD) in the Assessment of Chemicals.
No Arrangement Date 1 Quality Management System 29 September 1999 2 Environmental Management System 9 February 2006 3 Product except GlobalGAP 9 July 2009 4 Information Security Management Systems 13 July 2017 5 Food Safety Management System 13 July 2017 6 Medical Device Management System 21 June 2019 7 Occupational Health & Safety Management System 20 May 2020 8 Certification of Persons ISO/IEC 17024 12 October 2021
No Arrangement Date 1 Testing ISO/IEC 17025 16 January 2003 2 Medical Testing ISO 15189 16 January 2003 3 Calibration ISO/IEC 17025 19 November 2003 4 Inspection ISO/IEC 17020 02 July 2015 5 Proficiency Testing Providers ISO/IEC 17043 20 September 2021
No Arrangement Date 1 Quality Management System 5 November 1998 2 ISO/IEC 17025 Calibration 13 November 2002 3 ISO/IEC 17025 Testing 14 November 2002 4 Environmental Management Systems 31 December 2005 5 ISO 15189 Medical 18 April 2007 6 Product except GlobalGAP 16 June 2009 7 ISO/IEC 17020 Inspection 17 June 2015 8 Information Security Management System 21 June 2017 9 Food Safety Management System 21 June 2017 10 Occupational Health & Safety Management System 21 February 2019 11 Medical Device Management System 25 March 2019 12 Person Certification ISO/IEC 17024 21 August 2021 13 Proficiency Testing Providers ISO/IEC 17043 21 August 2021
No Arrangement Date 1 Full Adherent to Mutual Acceptance Data (MAD) in the
Assessment of Chemicals
29 March 2013
- IAF MLA
ASEAN Sectoral MRA is established with the aim that Member States to recognise or accept the results of the conformity assessment procedures which have been issued in accordance with the provisions in the respective Sectoral MRAs. In the context of ASEAN, the MRAs are concluded at the Government-to Government level. Currently, 5 MRAs have been signed under the purview of ASEAN Consultative Committee for Standards and Quality (ACCSQ).
- ASEAN Sectoral MRA for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (2002)
- ASEAN Sectoral MRA for GMP Inspection of Manufacturers for Medicinal Products (2009)
- ASEAN MRA on Bio-Equivalence (BE) Study Report (2017)
- MRA on Inspection and Certification System on Food Hygiene for Prepared Foodstuff (2018)
- MRA on Type Approval for Automotive Products (202I)
Harmonisation of Regulatory Regimes address trade barriers that arise from differences in standards and conformity assessment requirements and from differences in regulatory and administrative procedures. Harmonised Regulatory Regimes are thus appropriate instruments for a more comprehensive and deeper market integration.
Three harmonised regulatory regimes that have been developed by ACCSQ's Product WGs are:
- Agreement on the ASEAN Harmonised Cosmetic Regulatory Scheme, Schedule B: ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) (2003)
- Agreement on the ASEAN Harmonized Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Regulatory Regime (AHEEERR) (2005)
- ASEAN Agreement on Medical Device Directive (AMDD) (2014)
APEC-TEL MRA / US FCC For EMC Testing (2017) US EPA for Chemical (Formaldehyde) Testing (2019) US FCC recognise EMC test report issue by SAMM accredited lab US EPA recognise test report issue by SAMM accredited lab (for formaldehyde testing)
- ASEAN MRA
Regional & International Recognition