Accreditation is a process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented. Cotecna provides Accreditation Body set-up services to institutions. Accreditation enables countries to enhance the quality of their products and services through accrediting laboratories, inspection service providers and certification bodies. By accrediting national organizations, governments help to facilitate trade, improve national standards, increase the culture of quality assurance and increase international trade credibility. Accreditation also helps organizations to overcome the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade.