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Revised Brochures Published

    The ILAC MCC and Joint IAF/ILAC CMC have reviewed a number of brochures, including: Securing testing, measurement or calibration services – The difference between accreditation and certification Benefits for Laboratories Participating in Proficiency Testing Programs Accreditation: Supporting safe food and clean drinking water Recommended guide for engaging with Government & Regulators Accreditation: Facilitating […]

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Latest revision of IAF/ILAC A1, A2, A3 & A6 Published

As a result of recent ballots, a number of IAF/ILAC A-series documents have been reviewed and approved for publication: IAF/ILAC-A1:01/2018 – IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Requirements and Procedures for Evaluation of a Regional Group. The implementation period for the revised IAF/ILAC A1 is for all peer evaluations that commence from the date of […]

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ILAC Welcomes LA, Lithuania

We welcome Lithuanian Accreditation Bureau (LA), Lithuania, as a Full Member of ILAC. LA joined ILAC as an Associate Member on 19 January 2018.  As LA is a signatory to the EA MLA for the accreditation of calibration and testing laboratories using ISO/IEC 17025, medical testing laboratories using ISO 15189 and inspection bodies using ISO/IEC 17020, LA has […]

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PJLA, USA – Signatory Status

The signatory status of Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc (PJLA), USA, has been extended to include inspection (ISO/IEC 17020). The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.

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ILAC Welcomes ODAC

Dominican Accreditation Agency (ODAC), Dominican Republic, is welcomed as an Associate member of ILAC. We welcome ODAC and look forward to working with our ODAC colleagues.

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USCPSC Final Rule for Children’s Folding Chairs & Stools

The USCPSC issued a final rule on 15 December 2017 regarding new safety standards for children’s folding chairs and stools. The rule at 16 CFR Part 1232 incorporates by reference, ASTM F2613-17a (Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Children’s Chairs and Stools). Further information regarding the final rule is available here.  This final rule will be […]

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Joint ISO and ILAC 17025:2017 Transition Communiqué Published

ISO and ILAC have issued a joint communiqué that re-confirms that a three-year transition period will be allowed for accredited laboratories to transition to the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025. While both the 2005 and 2017 versions of ISO/IEC 17025 will remain valid during the three-year transition period, accreditations to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 will be invalid from […]

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ILAC Welcomes NiNAS

Nigeria National Accreditation Service (NiNAS), Nigeria, is welcomed as an Affiliate member of ILAC. We welcome NiNAS and look forward to working with our NiNAS colleagues.

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UNIDO, ILAC & IAF MoU Reaffirmed

The UNIDO-ILAC-IAF MoU was reaffirmed during a signing ceremony held at the UNIDO offices on 24 November 2017 in Vienna, Austria. The MoU acknowledges the need to maintain strategic partnerships in the field of accreditation, as part of conformity assessment, in order to enhance the impact of industrial development on economic growth. Information on the […]

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ILAC Representation at UNECE WP6 Meeting

Jon Murthy, the ILAC and IAF Communications Chair, will be presenting at The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Party 6 on 30 November 2017. Working Party 6 works on Regulatory Cooperation & Standardization Policies to lower costs, facilitate trade & improve access to critical technologies, while protecting the health, safety of consumers, […]

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