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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 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 technically competent to perform specific tasks.

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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 Mutual Recognition Arrangements (ILAC MRA) and International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (IAF MLA).

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) and any other requirements set out by ILAC and IAF.

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