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 Industrial Development 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 17021-1 - Conformity assessment
-- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of
Laboratories (testing and calibration) to ISO/IEC 17025 -
General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration
Medical laboratories to ISO 15189 - Medical laboratories --
Particular requirements for quality and competence
Inspection bodies to ISO/IEC 17020 - Requirements for the
operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.
MAURITAS certificates are a
formal recognition that an organization is technically competent
to perform specific tasks.
RECOGNISED BY ILAC MRA and IAF MLA
MAURITAS was admitted as a signatory member to the ILAC MRA
and the IAF MLA on 04 October 2018 and 17 October 2018
respectively. Further to the 2018 Joint IAF-ILAC Annual
Meetings on 22-31 October, the certificates of recognition
were presented to the Director of MAURITAS on 30 October 2018.
The IAF MLA scope of MAURITAS has been extended to include the
Sub-scope: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003; Sub-scope: Level 5: ISO
22000 for Food Safety Management System since 05 November
|Every year MAURITAS
conducts a survey to collect feedback from its accredited Conformity
Assessment Bodies (CABs) on the services it offers to laboratories
and certification bodies. We welcome your participation in this
survey which is open for comment until 30 December 2022.
ILAC/IAF Mutual Recognition
Achieving International Recognition
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 Mutual
Recognition Arrangements (ILAC MRA) and International
Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (IAF
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