The importance of measurements can never be under-estimated in any manufacturing or service industry.
With the advent of higher technology and increased demand on the precision of various test results and measurements, the need of specific testing and measurements of these industries are being met by the Testing and Calibration Laboratories. For the international trade it is important that the measurement made anywhere in the world are comparable and can be relied on the measurements made by different accredited laboratories. The test results of accredited laboratories give confidence that the test and measurement results are correct and can stand scrutiny of the customers.
A good network of accredited testing and calibration laboratories as per ISO 17025:2017 goes a long way to establish the credibility of the products supplied by the country.
These laboratories can be inhouse or independent and can seek accreditation from the accreditation bodies providing accreditation services to Laboratories.