The MRA with Israel is an agreement on the compliant evaluation and acceptance of industrial products (ACAA). This is a specific type of MRA based on the alignment of the legal system and infrastructure of the country concerned with that of the EU. The AGREEMENT between the EU and Australia covers the following sectors The European Union (EU) has signed Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) with third country authorities on the conformity assessment of regulated products. These agreements contain a sectoral annex on the mutual recognition of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) inspections and the certification of batches of medicinal products for human and veterinary use. In 1998, a Canada/EU MRA came into force. It has a framework agreement and 6 sectoral annexes, including telecommunications. The EFTA countries (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and Switzerland are not part of the EU, but they use the same rules as the EU. With the EU/Canada MRA, Canada has also negotiated the same MRA with EFTA and Switzerland. The three MRMs are binding contracts. THE ECAS are usually concluded with candidate countries with which the EU has concluded association agreements (see our explanation of the association agreements) and represent a step in the accession process. The objective of the PECA is to align the technical regulations of a candidate country with those of the EU with a view to its accession to the EU. This type of MRA is inherently temporary because it disappears when the country joins the EU`s single market. Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) promote trade in goods between the EU and third countries and facilitate market access.
These are bilateral agreements designed to benefit industry by facilitating access to conformity assessment.