One accreditation accepted everywhere
ANAB is committed to the principle of “one accreditation accepted everywhere” and works to promote the right of conformity assessment bodies to choose competent accreditation bodies that best meet their needs. Alongside ANSI, ANAB continues to engage the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and federal regulators to dismantle technical barriers to trade in the U.S. and globally.
In 2022 ANAB expanded its IAAC Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) signatory status to include personnel certification, product certification/global GAP agricultural practice, and greenhouse gas validation and verification. With this move, ANAB’s ISO/IEC 17024 program became the first and only personnel certification program recognized by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC), and the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).
Reflecting their widely recognized expertise and dedication, ANAB staff currently serve in several key leadership roles in international forums: