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Global data and analysis on cross-border accreditation, and comments by leading representatives of accreditation bodies and cooperation.
Accreditation is the formal attestation of the independence and technical competence of a conformity assessment body. Accreditations are a central instrument for building trust in international trade and a constitutive part of the global quality infrastructure.
Generally, the accreditation bodies operate in their own country. However, there are significant exceptions to the principle of “one economy, one accreditation body”, which is the theme of a new publication within the GQII Data and Analytics Paper Series.
The analysis of the data shows different patterns in cross-border accreditation. To this end, the authors collected data on accreditation from the websites of 201 accreditation bodies in 184 economies. The authors distinguished the types of accreditation to determine whether the services of a conformity assessment body were provided domestically or abroad. The study results provide an empirical basis for an expert debate on the benefits and limitations of cross-border accreditation.