NABCB has signed the multilateral recognition arrangement (MLA) of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) for GlobalGAP which means NABCB accreditation of certification bodies in India and certificate issued by such certification bodies would be acceptable worldwide.

NABCB is one of the 26 accreditation bodies worldwide who signed this MLA in Vancouver on 16 Oct. It had already signed the IAF-GlobalGAP MoU in Aug, 2013 which gave it acceptance within GlobalGAP system.

GlobalGAP is now an endorsed scheme of IAF and hence in the IAF MLA, ABs can get the scope of GlobalGAP which we have achieved now. This would help farmers get GlobalGAP certification under Indian accreditation at lesser cost than they pay for certificates under foreign accreditation.