The PAB, as the national accreditation body of the Philippines, shall be the central body to accredit inspection, testing, calibration and certifying bodies, and other bodies offering conformity assessment services. Essentially, the PAB is tasked to:
- Strengthen the technical infrastructure in the country for better consumer protection and in making Philippine Products competitive in both domestic and foreign markets;
- Give recognition to conformity results through the assessment and evaluation of certification bodies or laboratories;
- Enter into mutual or multilateral recognition arrangements for acceptance by accredited bodies and institutions in the Philippines; and
- Support industries and consumers through the provision of reliable conformity assessment results.