Islamabad: World Accreditation Day has great significance for developing countries like Pakistan. The theme of this year is to focus on how accreditation is used to support the work of regulators. I am happy to learn that at the national level, there is now a greater recognition of accreditation by regulators to ensure quality control without going through multiple assessment of products.
The Key to Pakistan’s economic development lies in trade and not aid. Compliance with international standards through accreditation is critical for gaining market access and enhancing trade. The international acceptance of the tests by the labs accredited by the Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) would lend competitive edge to our exports, protect the consumers and dispense with multiple tests.
The accreditation significantly reduces compliances costs in competitive business by removing unnecessary multiple assessments. It also reduces the time taken to market goods and services by streamlining the approval process. Accreditation must meet the expectation of a growing base of stakeholders by responding to the needs of both industry and regulators who are increasingly turning to accreditation to meet their regulatory responsibilities.
I hope that PNAC will reach out to all the stakeholders to increase awareness on accreditation and its benefits. On this occasion, I call upon all the stakeholders to make concerted efforts to get accreditation of maximum number of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) and thereby enhance the opportunity for acceptance of their products and services across national boundaries.
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