Protocol E to the EFTA-Turkey FTA

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the Republic of Turkey and the EFTA countries was signed on 10 December 1991 and entered into force on 1 April 1992. The FTA covers a broad range of areas including tariff reductions, rules of origin, public procurement, state aid, intellectual property rights and technical regulations.

Protocol E to the FTA establishes an MRA between the parties. More precisely, the Protocol is an agreement between the parties to recognise and accept the results of conformity assessments performed by Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) of the parties.

Notified and accepted conformity assessment bodies (Article 5)

The parties agree to mutually accept the results of conformity assessment procedures carried out by conformity assessment notified or accepted under the EEA Agreement, the EU-Swiss MRA or the EU-Turkey Customs Union.

The list below provides information on Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) that are notified and accepted by the parties to Protocol E to the EFTA-Turkey FTA.


Product Sectors Covered

Sectors covered List of CABs
Pressure equipment

List available here

Hot water boilers List available here
Construction Products List available here
Personal protective equipment List available here
Non-automatic weighing instruments List available here
Medical devices

List available here

Gas appliances List available here

Equipment and protective systems
intended for use in potentially
explosive atmospheres

List available here

Cableway installations

List available here
Machinery List available here

Radio and telecommunications terminal

List available here
Electromagnetic compatibility

List available here


List available here

Explosives for civil uses

List available here

Marine equipment1

List available here

Measuring instruments

List available here

Recreational craft

List available here



1 Does not apply to trade between Turkey and Switzerland. 


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