Achieve Recognition of Conformance in Regulated and Voluntary Sectors.
Where required by regulation, work towards the acceptance of conformity assessment results from technically competent bodies regardless of nationality or geographic location;
Eliminate arbitrary impediments to trade and introduce cost savings.
Adopt/implement the APEC Electrical and Electronic Mutual Recognition Arrangement (EEMRA).
Implement the Work Program on Trade Facilitation in IT products and utilise the supplier’s declaration of conformity, underpinned by relevant accredited conformity assessment.
As appropriate, work with the Specialist Regional Bodies (SRBs) and member economies' accreditation bodies to establish accreditation services for any relevant additional conformity assessment activities, and extend the scope of existing accreditation services, where necessary.
Participate in the APEC Food Sectoral MRA
Participate in the APEC Tel MRA
Participate in the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) multilateral MRAs.
Participate in the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) multilateral MRAs.
Participate in the global MRA on measurement standards of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM).
Technical Infrastructure Development
To ensure that the technical infrastructures of all APEC member economies are at least at a level where all economies have the capacity to fulfill obligations under the WTO TBT and SPS Agreements.
To ensure a logical development of technical infrastructure capacity based on an assessment of needs in individual economies utilising APEC strategic plans in both the TBT and SPS areas.
Participate in the implementation of the technical infrastructure development strategy developed in conjunction with the SRBs.
Participate in the APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum
Participate in the APEC Standards Education initiative