UK-Australia Mutual Recognition Agreement

Documents relating to the UK-Australia Mutual Recognition Agreement.

This Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) can take effect if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

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.

The UK-Australia MRA covers:

  • automotive products
  • electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • low voltage equipment
  • machinery
  • medical devices
  • pressure equipment
  • telecommunications terminal equipment
  • good manufacturing practice (GMP) (pharmaceuticals)

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

These goods from Australia can be tested in Australia against UK regulations. The goods can then be sold in the UK without additional testing in the UK.

When the agreement is active

This agreement will take effect after Brexit, when the EU-Australia agreement no longer applies to the UK.

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

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Published 12 March 2019