Method for Designating Conformity Assessment Bodies
A conformity assessment body is a body that performs one or several elements of conformity assessment, including one or several of the following activities: calibration, testing, certification and inspection.
Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Body
Accreditation is made to guarantee the European conformity assessment system. Its designed to ensure that conformity assessment bodies have the technical capacities to perform their duties. Used in regulated sectors and voluntary areas, accreditation is used to increase trust in conformity assessment. It reinforces the mutual recognition of products, services, systems and bodies across the EU.
A Notified Body is a Conformity Assessment Body which has been officially designated by their national authority to carry out the procedures for conformity assessment within the meaning of applicable Union harmonisation legislation when a third party is required.
How can a conformity assessment body apply to get notified?
In Malta the Notifying Authority is the Technical Regulations Division. A Conformity Assessment Body wishing to apply for notification shall contact the Technical Regulations Division. The applicant will be asked to complete the Application form for Conformity Assessment Bodies and send it to us for evaluation in line with L.N.427.45. The evaluation process carries an administrative fee of 1000 euros. It is good to note that Accreditation is a prerequisite for Conformity Assessment Bodies wishing to apply for designation with the Maltese notifying Authority.
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