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The Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) between the Government of Canada and the Government of Israel for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunications Equipment entered into force on January 18, 2013, with an effective Phase I implementation date of November 26, 2013.
The MRA between Canada and Israel covers the recognition requirements of testing laboratories and the acceptance of test reports generated by recognized laboratories.
2. Regulatory authority in Israel
The Ministry of Economy and Industry (MOE) and the Ministry of Communications (MOC) are the regulatory authorities in Israel for telecommunications equipment. It is the MOE that recognizes Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs).
2.1 Standards available for MOC recognition
The technical regulations for which Israel will accept test reports from recognized Canadian testing laboratories are listed in the Canada-Israel MRA (Phase I) List of Technical Regulations and Procedures for Israel.
3. General requirements for Canadian CABs
Canadian CABs must meet the General Requirements for Designation as a Canadian Conformity Assessment Body (CAB).
4. Application requirements and processes for Canadian testing laboratories
The online designation application form as well as the list of required documentation can be found for:
- Phase I (Testing Laboratories): in section 7 of DES-LAB, Procedure for Designation and Recognition of Canadian Testing Laboratories
Once Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) receives an application and confirms its completeness, ISED will forward a designation request to the MOE, who, under the terms of the MRA, has up to 60 days to respond.
Upon recognition by the foreign regulatory authority, ISED will assign a unique CAB ID and issue a recognition letter to the CAB. The recognition letter will state the standards or specifications for which recognition has been granted, and the recognized CAB will be added to ISED’s list of Conformity Assessment Bodies.
For renewals, recognized CABs shall update their recognition expiration date by submitting their renewed or extended ISO/IEC 17025 Scope(s) of Accreditation and Accreditation Certificate(s) through DES-LAB Application for Designation or Recognition of a Canadian Testing Laboratory.
5. For more information
For more information about the Canada-Israel MRA, please contact MRA Admin.