EU Directive: Definitions for Mutual Recognition Agreement and Conformity Assessment Bodies

1. Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB) are approved testing labs for certification of compliance with technical standards for equipment.

2. Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) of the conformity assessment procedures aimed at avoiding such additional costs for testing and certification, based on the philosophy: "once tested, accepted everywhere".

Directive 98/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council - relating to telecommunications terminal equipment and satellite earth station equipment including mutual recognition of their conformity

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