Eu-Japan Mla Agreement
5. With regard to these mechanisms, each party (a) uses, as far as possible and in accordance with its laws and regulations, a supplier`s declaration of compliance as a guarantee of compliance with applicable technical rules; (b) to use accreditation with the government-derived authority or, if necessary, by the government, as a means of demonstrating the technical qualification competence of compliance assessment agencies; (c) where accreditation is defined by law as a separate step necessary for compliance assessment agencies to be qualified, ensure that accreditation activities are independent of compliance assessment activities and that there is no conflict of interest between the accreditation bodies and the compliance assessment bodies they have approved; Contracting parties can fulfill this obligation by separating compliance assessment bodies from accreditation bodies; (d) consider joining international agreements or agreements facilitating the adoption of compliance assessment results or, where appropriate, not prohibiting the membership of audit, inspection and certification bodies; (e) where two or more compliance assessment agencies are authorized by a contracting party to implement compliance assessment procedures necessary to bring a product to market and do not prohibit economic operators from choosing from compliance assessment agencies. 3 – The parties recognize that there is a wide range of mechanisms to facilitate the adoption of the results of compliance assessment procedures. These mechanisms may include: (a) mutual recognition agreements for the results of compliance assessment procedures with respect to specific technical rules implemented by agencies in the territory of the other party; (b) cooperation and voluntary agreements between compliance assessment bodies on the territory of the contracting parties; (c) multi-lateral and multilateral recognition agreements or conventions involving both parties; (d) the use of accreditation for the qualification of compliance assessment bodies; (e) the government`s designation of compliance assessment agencies, including compliance assessment agencies located in the other party; (f) recognition by some of the compliance assessment procedures carried out on the territory of the other party; and (g) manufacturer or supplier compliance statement. This economic partnership agreement will create new opportunities for the export of European goods and services. The EU-Japan agreement is expected to bring tangible benefits to European exporters and consumers. 4 – The parties exchange information on the mechanisms covered in paragraph 3. One party communicates, at the request of the other party, information on: (a) the mechanisms covered by paragraph 3 and similar mechanisms to facilitate the adoption of the results of compliance assessment procedures; (b) factors, including risk assessment and risk management, that are taken into account in selecting appropriate compliance assessment procedures for certain products; and (c) accreditation policy, including international accreditation standards, and international accreditation agreements and arrangements, including laboratory accreditation cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), where possible and used by a party in a given area. The European Union has concluded negotiations for an agreement with Japan to facilitate trade and facilitate access for European companies to the large Japanese market. 1. This agreement does not prevent a State from requesting aid or providing assistance in accordance with other applicable international conventions or in accordance with its applicable laws.