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ILAC MRA 2016 Annual Report

  The ILAC MRA 2016 Annual Report has just been published! Similarly to the previous years, it provides information on the activities carried out as part of the peer evaluation process in 2016 in order to ensure that both regulators and consumers of laboratory and inspection data, are able to maintain confidence in the results produced […]

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#WAD 2017 Video

Entidad Nacional de Acreditacion (ENAC), the accreditation body in Spain that is a signatory to the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) has produced a video in Spanish to celebrate World Accreditation Day 2017 – “Delivering Confidence in Construction and the Built Environment”, located here. ENAC has also provided an English translation of the video available […]

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UNECE Trade Recommendations Reference Accreditation

After on-going discussions with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), ILAC and IAF have managed to secure an update to the organisation’s trade recommendations to include references to national accreditation systems and the global arrangements. ILAC and IAF have actively participated in the UNECE Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation & Standardisation Policies which works […]

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ILAC Welcomes KAAS-PAI

Accreditation Affairs Section/Public Authority for Industry (KAAS-PAI), Kuwait, is welcomed as an Affiliate member of ILAC. We welcome KAAS-PAI and look forward to working with our KAAS-PAI colleagues.

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NAH, Hungary – Signatory status

The signatory status of National Accreditation Authority (NAH), Hungary, has been extended to include inspection body accreditation using ISO/IEC 17020. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from “here“

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ISO/IEC 17025 Communiqué 2017 Update

The Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communique on the Management System Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, was first issued in 2005 and was recently updated in April 2017 to confirm that laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 operate a recognised quality management system. More information is available here.

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CIM Meeting 2017

  The 18th International Metrology Congress (CIM) will be taking place from the 19th to 21st of September 2017 in Paris, France. As usual, the annual meeting will discuss research & development as well as the best practices for measurement in the industry. Specifically, this year’s meeting will examine: Improvement of measurement, analysis and testing […]

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ILAC Newsletter – April 2017

The latest edition of the bi-annual ILAC Newsletter, Issue 51 – April 2017, has now been published. The newsletter includes international, regional and national updates on accreditation and conformity assessment from ILAC members and liaisons, as well as the ILAC Chair and Secretariat. Subscribe to the ILAC Newsletter now for future updates!

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ONARC, Cuba – Signatory Status

The signatory status of National Accreditation Body of Republica de Cuba (ONARC), Cuba, has been extended to include inspection body accreditation using ISO/IEC 17020. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from  “here“

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OSA, El Salvador – Signatory Status

The signatory status of Organismo Salvadoreño de Acreditación (OSA), El Salvador, has been extended to include the accreditation of calibration laboratories using ISO/IEC 17025. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from  “here“

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