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ARAC Now Recognised Under the ILAC MRA

The Arab Accreditation Cooperation (ARAC) is an association of national accreditation bodies (ABs). The accreditation bodies are officially recognised by their national governments to assess organisations that carry out conformity assessment services against international standards. ARAC is therefore one of the main pillars of the Pan Arab quality infrastructure system in supporting intra-regional trade and […]

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ISO/IEC 17011 2017 Transition Plan Published

In preparation for the publication of the revised ISO/IEC 17011 Conformity assessment – General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies, the IAF and ILAC have developed a plan to ensure that all accreditation bodies that are signatories to the IAF MLA and ILAC MRA transition to ISO/IEC 17011:2017 three years from the date of publication […]

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2017 ILAC GA Resolutions

As part of the ILAC and IAF Annual Meetings held in Vancouver, Canada from the 21st – 30th of October 2017, the ILAC General Assembly was held on the 28th and 30th of October 2017. The adopted resolutions from the ILAC 2017 General Assembly are now available here.

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USCPSC Final Rule Regarding Childrens Toys Containing Phthalates

The USCPSC has issued a final rule prohibiting children’s toys and child care articles that contain concentrations of more than 0.1 percent on five phthalate chemicals, specifically diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-pentyl phthalate (DPENP), di-n-hexyl phthalate (DHEXP), and dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP). The Congressional prohibition on three phthalate chemicals, specifically di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl […]

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SADCAS, Botswana – Signatory Status

The signatory status of Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS), Botswana, has been extended to include medical testing (ISO 15189) and inspection (ISO/IEC 17020). The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.

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Membership Change – JAS-AU

Jordan Accreditation & Standardization Systems – Accreditation Unit (JAS-AU) is now a Full Member of ILAC.  JAS-AU has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025), medical testing (ISO 15189) and calibration (ISO/IEC 17025).  JAS-AU originally joined ILAC as an Associate member in 2003, and we are now pleased to welcome JAS-AU as a Full Member […]

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Membership Change – ENAO

Ethiopian National Accreditation Office (ENAO) is now a Full Member of ILAC.  ENAO has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025) and medical testing (ISO 15189).  ENAO originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate Member in 2011, then became an Associate member in 2013, and we are now pleased to welcome ENAO as a Full Member […]

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Membership Change – KENAS

Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS) is now a Full Member of ILAC.  KENAS has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025), medical testing (ISO 15189), calibration (ISO/IEC 17025) and inspection (ISO/IEC 17020).  KENAS originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate Member in 2005, then became an Associate member in 2009, and we are now pleased to […]

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Membership Change – ALGERAC

Algerian Accreditation Body (ALGERAC) is now a Full Member of ILAC.  ALGERAC has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025), calibration (ISO/IEC 17025) and inspection (ISO/IEC 17020).  ALGERAC originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate Member in 2006, then became an Associate member in 2011, and we are now pleased to welcome ALGERAC as a Full […]

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Membership Change – MOLDAC

National Centre of Accreditation of the Republic of Moldova (MOLDAC) is now a Full Member of ILAC.  MOLDAC has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025), medical testing (ISO 15189), calibration (ISO/IEC 17025) and inspection (ISO/IEC 17020).  MOLDAC originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate Member in 2001, then became an Associate member in 2016, and we […]

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