The Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan took into account the development trend of international certification, integrated domestic certification resources, and merged the business of the Chinese National Laboratory Accreditation (CNLA) and Chinese National Accreditation Board (CNAB). It built the conformity assessment infrastructure in accordance with the agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), and established Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF).
TAF provides fair, objective, independent and third-party certification services that comply with international standards. It promotes the international certification of various domestic verification agencies and laboratories, and establish the evaluation standards for the quality and technical capabilities of domestic conformity assessment agencies (verification agencies, inspection agencies, laboratories, etc.).
TAF continues to maintain and use the mutual recognition agreement mechanism of international certification organizations to actively participate in the activities of international or regional certification organizations or host international certification activities. The conformity assessment system is in line with international standards, and the testing and verification results are internationally recognized, achieving "one certification, Global acceptance" is beneficial to economic and trade development.