Principle of international law whereby states party to mutual recognition agreements recognise and uphold legal decisions taken by competent authorities in another member state. Mutual recognition is a process which allows conformity assessments (of qualifications, product…) carried out in one country to be recognised in another country.
- EU “New Approach” to technical harmonisation and standardisation (1985);
- Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement between Australia and New Zealand.
Case study on chemical safety