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Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS)

National Accreditation Department was established in the year 2004, based on the Federal Law no. (28) for the year 2001 and the Cabinet Decision no. (22) for the year 2004 to manage ENAS. In addition, the updated Cabinet Decision no (35) for the year 2015 has assigned the National Accreditation Department to be in charge of the UAE’s System for Controlling and Monitoring of Conformity Assessment Bodies.

Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS) has a responsibility to operate for the benefit of all sectors in relation with UAE Quality Infrastructure. ENAS aims to achieve, maintain and broaden international recognition, which support ENAS contribution in National Strategic goals through its Accreditation services and related activities to conformity assessment bodies, which strengthen improving business and national industry competitiveness and overcome technical barriers to trade, by:

  • Striving continuously to improve the level of its services and expand the scope of its service to satisfy the needs of its stakeholders and UAE regulators, through innovative solutions .
  • Ensuring competence of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) operating in UAE.
  • Operating in the public interest making accreditation a key pillar to guarantee safety, reliability, accuracy and fair practices in staple areas to the society as a whole such as health, environment, safety and defense.
  • Joining the relevant regional and international Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) and Multilateral Arrangements (MLAs).
  • Keeping abreast of international developments in accreditation & conformity assessment.
  • Pave the road for Leading UAE Nation by making National Accreditation the key pillar that guarantee safety, reliability, confidence   and fair practices in essential areas such as health, environment, safety, infrastructures for industry and trade.

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International Recognition

ILAC facilitates trade by operating a worldwide Mutual Recognition Arrangement (the ILAC MRA) among Accreditation Bodies, therefore the test results/ certificates issued by laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers and, accredited by ILAC Accreditation Bodies members, are accepted globally.

The primary purpose of ILAC is to establish multilateral arrangements between member accreditation bodies, based on mutual evaluation and acceptance of each other's accreditation systems.

ENAS has joined the APAC MRA which is recognized by ILAC Arrangement to promote the acceptance of accredited testing and calibration results on the international level. The ILAC Arrangement, provides significant technical pillar to international trade.\

 

 

The scope of the ILAC MRA covers:

  • Testing laboratories: ISO/IEC 17025
  • Calibration laboratories: ISO/IEC 17025

ENAS accredited testing and calibration laboratories may reference the ILAC MRA on certificates and reports issued from their side with considerations to the conditions included in the signed “Agreement for the Use of the ENAS Accredited CAB Combined ILAC MRA Mark".

* For more information about the ILAC MRA and its signatories

* For more information about the APAC MRA and its signatories

Financial Statement

Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS) managed by the National Accreditation Department – MoIAT is the UAE national system for the Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies. ENAS operates under the Cabinet Decision no (22) for the year 2004 and its related executive regulations of the national accreditation system.

ENAS is a non-profit Accreditation System for UAE Government; The annual budget is allocated according to Ministry of Finance (MoF) in accordance with the federal laws, and based on the UAE Cabinet's Resolution No 1/181 of 2008.

ENAS charges fees to conformity assessment bodies on account of the services provided. Definition and management of the fees related to ENAS accreditation activities services is carried out as set in the UAE Cabinet Decision no (13) for the year 2021.

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Liability Statement

ENAS is a non-profit Accreditation System for UAE Government; in which its annual budget is allocated by Ministry of Finance (MoF) in accordance with the law, and based on the UAE Cabinet's related resolution.

The structure of ENAS is organized to assure independency on every single step of the accreditation process, safeguard impartiality and confidentiality as per the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011:2017- Conformity assessment - Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies.

No member of ENAS shall be personally liable for any act done or fault made by them acting in good faith in the course of fulfilling their responsibilities. ENAS takes the responsibility for the work done by its assessors. Any financial liability incurred shall be covered by the UAE Government.

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ENAS Impartiality and Confidentiality Statements

ENAS is a federal accreditation system governed by the government laws and by laws designed and developed in such a way as to ensure that impartiality is not compromised by commercial, financial or other pressures.

The structure of ENAS is organized to assure independency on every single step of the accreditation process, safeguard impartiality and confidentiality as per the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011:2017- Conformity assessment - Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies.

ENAS assures that its personnel resources are committed to ENAS Policy on Conflict of Interest, Confidentiality, No Discrimination, Intellectual Property and Duty of Loyalty.

ENAS Management System is designed to identify, analyze, evaluate, treat, monitor and document the risks to impartiality that may arise on every stage, in which processes are designed to provide prompt identification of impartiality-related risks, so that they can be eliminated or minimized before moving on.

To access ENAS Policy on Impartiality, Conflict of Interest, Confidentiality, No Discrimination, Intellectual Property, Duty of Loyalty, Hold Harmless. click here (ENAS Policy)

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