Revised June 5, 2015
The Mutual Recognition Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the State of Israel for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunications Equipment was signed on October 15, 2012, and entered in to force on December 12, 2013. See Also the revised Annex I (August 26, 2014).
The Agreement provides for the mutual recognition by the Parties of testing laboratories, and for the mutual acceptance of the results of testing undertaken by these recognized testing laboratories in assessing conformity of equipment to technical regulations.
Specifically for the U.S, the Agreement provides for the Israel to accept test results from U.S. laboratories for the conformity of telecommunications equipment to technical standards that supporting Israel regulations covered under the MRA.
Note: Certification body recognition is not included at this time. While the text of the Agreement also includes reference to recognition of certification bodies, Section II of Annex I in the Agreement has been intentionally left blank until such time that both Parties agree to expand the MRA to cover this activity.
Status of Implementation
As of March 31, 2014, the NIST MRA Program Office is accepting applications from qualified U.S. testing laboratories seeking to be designated by NIST and recognized by the State of Israel under the terms of the MRA.
Please refer to the Criteria for Designation of U.S. Conformity Assessment Bodies under the US-Israel Mutual Recognition Agreement (July 22, 2015, Version 2.1) for the requirements and application instructions.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Translation of relevant standards and other supporting documents remains the responsibility of each CAB. The NIST MRA Program Office has a few Israel documents translated into English and these are available upon request. Please refer to the NIST Designation Criteria document included above for specific details on which documents are available.
Please note that recognitions expire on the accreditation expiration date that MOC has on record. CABs that are currently recognized by MOC shall update their recognition expiration date by submitting their renewed or extended ISO/IEC 17025 Scope and Certificate of Accreditation to email@example.com as soon as possible.
Israel MRA Resources