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Proficiency Testing Workshop Hosted by Eurachem

The Scientific Committee of Eurachem is hosting a workshop on Proficiency Testing in Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine in Portoroz, Slovenia, from the 9th – 12th October 2017. The main topics to be covered in this workshop includes: The importance of interpretive PT schemes Changes to PTs in developing countries over the last 10 […]

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Launch of New Website on Traceability in Laboratory Medicine

The JCTLM Working Group for Traceability, Education and Promotion (TEP WG) has launched a new website on traceability in laboratory medicine (TLM). This can be accessed at www.jctlm.org. This website is targeted at non-specialists and it aims to provide educational resources to help the understanding of and importance of TLM. Therefore, it is complementary to the […]

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CPSC Regulation Updates for Sling Carriers and Toy Safety

New Safety Standard for Sling Carriers The CPSC issued a final rule on the 30th January 2017 for the Safety Standard for Sling Carriers. The rule at 16 CFR part 1228 incorporates ASTM F2907-15, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Sling Carriers. This rule will become effective from the 30th January 2018, and will apply to all […]

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Membership Change – AERSSC

Accreditation Education Research & Scientific Services Center Pvt. Ltd. (AERSSC), is now an Associate member of ILAC. AERSSC originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate Member in 2012 and we are now pleased to welcome AERSSC as an Associate member of ILAC.

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KOLAS, Korea, Signatory Status

The signatory status of Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (KOLAS), Korea, has been extended to include Medical Testing. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from  “here“

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New 2017 ISTA International Rules for Seed Testing

The ISTA International Rules for Seed Testing 2017 has now been published online. It can be accessed at: http://www.seedtest.org/en/international-rules-_content—1–1083.html;jsessionid=74FE09A05A5DE8A7A26DDDCD6A2D9EF7 or alternatively, http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ista/rules/

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Competency or Management System Based Standards?

ISO/CASCO has published a new brochure describing how “ISO Technical Committees (ISO/TCs) are often required to choose between developing requirements for a management system for an organisation’s activities, or developing requirements for the competence of an organisation to carry out its activities”. Not only does this document assist ISO/TCs in understanding the difference between the […]

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Africa Commemorates the Year 2017 as the African Year of Quality Infrastructure

The African Union Conference of Ministers of Trade held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from the 1st – 5th December 2014, called upon the Pan African Quality Institutions (PAQI) to adopt the year 2017 as the African Year of Quality Infrastructure. The decision was made in recognition of the efforts that Africa has made towards improving […]

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Workshop Demonstrates the Value of Standards and Accreditation in the Insurance Sector

    ILAC supported the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) and its Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO), to organised and host a seminar to explore the role and benefits of standards and accreditation in managing risk for the insurance industry. The workshop brought together experts from conformity assessment and the insurance industry, standards developers and business […]

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IAF-ILAC Joint Annual Meetings 2016 Photographs

The photographs taken at the IAF-ILAC Joint Annual Meetings 2016, held in New Delhi, India, are now available to view and download here. ILAC would like to extend our thanks to our colleagues at NABCB and NABL for their excellent arrangements for the meetings and cultural experiences, as well as all those who actively participated. […]

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