The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) is conducting a half day seminar on ‘Accreditation and its Impact on International Trade’ in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) and the Sri Lanka Standards Institution on January 25 at the FCCISL headquarters.
It said increasing demand on quality of products and services offered in external trade necessitate strict compliance with technical regulations, standards and other regulatory measures covering health, safety and quality and therefore development of effective and reliable mechanisms for assessment of conformity to technical regulations and standards is essential. The conformity assessment procedures adopted worldwide in trade and services demands that testing, inspection and certification are carried out in a transparent and reliable manner.
The Sri Lanka Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment (SLAB) has been admitted as a signatory to some Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) with international organizations and therefore the Test Reports and Certificates Issued by SLAB Accredited Laboratories in Sri Lanka and abroad are recognized and accepted internationally.
This objective of this seminar is enhancing the knowledge of exporters and importers on the subject of Accreditation, Accreditation Schemes of Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) on International Trade, Accredited Agencies, Recognition Certification, Inspection Schemes, National Regulatory System, Application of Regulation in Conformity Assessment, and constraints in relation to Exports and Imports and Create awareness on World Trade Practice to overcome Trade Barriers.
Speakers at the seminar include Didul Kodagoda - Chairman, Sri Lanka Accreditation Board, Dr. L N Senaweera - Director General, Sri Lanka Standards Institution and T. Wickramasinghe, Acting Director /CEO, Sri Lanka Accreditation Board.