LabTest Recognized as Testing Laboratory as per APEC MRA

LabTest Certification Inc. (LabTest), an independent Testing and Certification Body (CB) accredited by Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and accredited as a Testing Laboratory by International Accreditation Services, Inc.(IAS) with head office in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

LabTest a customer oriented Testing and Certification Body accredited to test and certify various product categories for the North American market place.

In accordance, to the National product safety standards for Canada (CSA standards) and the USA (UL standards).

As per the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) MRA, LabTest was designated under the terms of the Mutual Recognition Agreements/Arrangements (MRAs) to the requirements of foreign Regulatory Authorities as a Testing Laboratory for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunication Equipment.

Under the MRA, LabTest Certification Inc., can provide local testing services to manufacturers and exporters of electrical/electronic devices requiring Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing services for countries participating in the APEC MRA.

This will allow manufacturers to have their devices tested locally, helping to reduce the time to market and costs associated with having to ship products overseas to foreign test facilities which could create logistic and cultural difficulties.

As a recognized Testing Laboratory under the APEC MRA, test results/reports prepared by LabTest are accepted by participating member economies for telecommunication approvals/certifications.

Under Phase I of the APEC MRA, the process for foreign approval will be:

The APEC MRA provides local exporters easy access to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation member economies.

For a list of APEC members recognizing LabTest as per the APEC MRA, contact Kavinder Dhillon at


Following is a list of the 21 APEC member economies:

  • Australia
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Thailand
  • United States
  • Viet Nam

For manufacturers wishing to obtain further information and/or even have their products tested, they may contact LabTest directly at

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