EU Legal Framework

EU Regulation 765/ 2008 provides a legal framework for the provision of accreditation services for conformity assessment activities across Europe. It has been developed against the background of a growing recognition of the importance of accreditation to the EU’s economic infrastructure. The Regulation covers the operation of accreditation in support of voluntary conformity assessment as well as conformity assessment required by legislation. The Regulation is part of a legislative suite aimed at maximising the potential of the Single Market in the free movement of goods throughout the European Union.