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The Mauritius Accreditation Service (MAURITAS)


MAURITAS is the sole national accreditation body and has been established under the Mauritius Accreditation Service Act 1998 as a department within the Ministry responsible for the subject of Industry and Commerce to provide a national, unified service for the accreditation of calibration and testing laboratories, inspection bodies and certification bodies.

MAURITAS is responsible for the accreditation of certification bodies to ISO/IEC 17021 - Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems, laboratories (testing and calibration) to ISO/IEC 17025 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and medical laboratories to ISO 15189 - Medical laboratories -- Particular requirements for quality and competence. Inspection bodies are accredited to ISO/IEC 17020 - General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection standards. MAURITAS certificates are a formal recognition that an organization is competent to perform specific tasks.

Latest News

  • The Accreditation of Quantilab Ltd is under voluntary suspension as from 15 July 2014 due to relocation of the laboratory.
  • The Accreditation of Laboratoire International de Bio Analyse (LIBA) Ltee is under voluntary suspension as from 15 July 2014 due to relocation of the laboratory.
  • The Accreditation Certificate of the Legal Metrology Service has expired on 30 May 2014. MAURITAS will issue a new Certificate and Schedule after the decision is taken by the Accreditation Committee.
  • IAF-ILAC-ISO Communique on management system requirements of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 (pdf)


Our Vision

Achieving International Recognition

Our Mission

To provide a national, impartial and transparent mechanism for the accreditation of laboratories, certification and inspection bodies.
• To achieve international recognition by becoming signatory to International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation and International Accreditation Forum Mutual Recognition Arrangements. (ILAC & IAF MRAs).

Our Objectives

• To assess the competence of conformity assessment bodies such as testing, calibration laboratories, certification bodies, and inspection bodies, officially accrediting them to ensure the competitiveness of our goods and services on the regional and international market.
• To ensure a better quality of life for our consumers.
• To ensure that the policies and procedures of MAURITAS comply with the requirements of the existing and applicable international standards (ISO/IEC 17011 - Conformity assessment - General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies).

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