UK-Australia Mutual Recognition Agreement

Documents relating to the UK-Australia Mutual Recognition Agreement.

Summary of the agreement

The UK-Australia MRA contains the conditions under which each country will accept conformity assessment results from the other. It maintains the effects of the EU-Australia agreement in a bilateral context.

Sectors covered by the UK-Australia MRA

The MRA covers multiple sectors and links directly to relevant UK regulations:

UK goods covered under these sectors can be tested in the UK against Australian regulations. They can then be sold in Australia without additional testing there.

Australian goods can be tested in Australia against UK regulations. They can then be sold in the UK without additional testing here.

Currently, UK and Australian conformity assessment bodies (CABs) cannot apply to test to the other country’s medical devices regulations.

Search the UK Market Conformity Assessment Bodies (UKMCAB) database to source UK government appointed CABs.

Treaty text and explanatory memorandum

The treaty establishes mutual recognition of conformity assessment between the UK and Australia.

The explanatory memorandum has information on the agreement, including:

  • ministerial responsibility
  • policy considerations
  • implementation
Published 12 March 2019
Last updated 1 May 2024 + show all updates
  1. Addition of links to UK regulations covered by the MRA.

  2. First published.