Conformity Assessment Procedures Sample Clauses

Conformity Assessment Procedures. 1. The Parties recognize that a broad range of mechanisms exists to facilitate the acceptance in a Party's territory of the results of conformity assessment procedures conducted in the other Party's territory. The Parties shall exchange information on the range of mechanisms used in their territories. 2. The Parties shall accept, whenever possible, the results of the conformity assessment procedures conducted in the territory of the other Party, even when those procedures differ from its own, provided that those procedures offer a satisfactory assurance of conformity with applicable technical regulations or standards equivalent to its own procedures. Where a Party does not accept the results of conformity assessment procedures conducted in the other Party, it shall, upon request of the other Party, explain the reasons for its decision. 3. Prior to accepting the results of a conformity assessment procedure in accordance with paragraph 2, the Parties may consult on matters such as the technical competence of the conformity assessment bodies involved in order to enhance confidence in the permanent reliability of each one of the conformity assessment results. 4. Each Party may accredit or otherwise recognize conformity assessment bodies in the territory of the other Party on terms no less favorable than those it accords to conformity assessment bodies in its territory. If a Party accredits or otherwise recognizes a body assessing conformity with a particular technical regulation or standard in its territory and it refuses to accredit or otherwise recognize a body in the territory of the other Party assessing conformity with that technical regulation or standard, it shall, upon request of the other Party, explain the reasons for its decision. 5. The Parties shall give positive consideration to a request by the other Party to negotiate agreements for the mutual recognition of the results of their respective conformity assessment procedures. Where a Party declines such request, it shall, upon request of the other Party, explain the reasons for its decision. The Parties shall work together to implement the mutual recognition agreements to which both Parties are party.
Conformity Assessment Procedures. 1. The Parties recognise that a broad range of mechanisms exist to facilitate the acceptance in a Party’s territory of the results of conformity assessment procedures conducted in the other Party’s territory. For example:
Conformity Assessment Procedures. 1. In cases where a positive assurance is required that products conform with technical regulations or standards, and relevant international standards, guides or recommendations issued by international standardizing bodies exist or their completion is imminent, Parties shall ensure that central government bodies use them, or the relevant parts of them, as a basis for their conformity assessment procedures, except where, as duly explained upon request, such international standards, guides or recommendations or relevant parts are inappropriate for the Parties concerned, for, inter alia, such reasons as: national security requirements; the prevention of deceptive practices; protection of human health or safety, animal or plant life or health, or the environment; fundamental climatic or other geographical factors; fundamental technological or infrastructural problems.
Conformity Assessment Procedures. 1. The Parties, with a view to increasing efficiency and ensuring cost effectiveness of conformity assessment, shall seek to enhance the acceptance of the results of conformity assessment procedures conducted by the designated conformity assessment bodies in the other Party, through negotiating a mutual recognition agreement.
Conformity Assessment Procedures. 1. The Parties recognise the benefits of increasing efficiency, avoiding duplication and ensuring cost effectiveness in conformity assessment, and that a broad range of mechanisms exists to facilitate the acceptance of conformity assessment procedures. In this regard, each Party shall, as appropriate:
Conformity Assessment Procedures. 1. Member States shall ensure that conformity assessment procedures are not prepared, adopted or applied with a view to, or with the effect of, creating unnecessary technical barriers to trade and that conformity assessment procedures that have to be complied with by suppliers of products originating in the territories of other Member States are not more stringent than those accorded to suppliers of like products of national origin.
Conformity Assessment Procedures. 1. Each Party shall give positive consideration to accepting the results of conformity assessment procedures of other Parties, even where those procedures differ from its own, provided it is satisfied that those procedures offer an assurance of conformity with applicable technical regulations or standards equivalent to its own procedures.
Conformity Assessment Procedures. 1. Conformity assessment procedures of the Parties shall be prepared, adopted and applied in a manner that provides access to similar goods of the territory of the other Party on terms no less favorable than those granted to similar goods of the Party or any other country in a comparable position.
Conformity Assessment Procedures. 1. The Parties shall, recognising the existence of differences in the structure, organisation and operation of conformity assessment procedures in their respective territories, make compatible those procedures to the greatest extent practicable.