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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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Membership Change – MOLDAC

National Centre of Accreditation of the Republic of Moldova (MOLDAC), is now an Associate member of ILAC. MOLDAC originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate Member in 2001 and we are now pleased to welcome MOLDAC as an Associate member of ILAC.    

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Re-signing of the WADA/ILAC Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) 2016

The WADA-ILAC Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was initially signed on the 15th November 2007 at the World Conference on Doping in Sport, held in Madrid, Spain. The purpose of the ILAC-WADA partnership is to formally recognize the technical competence of anti-doping laboratories. This then improves the international community’s confidence in the fight against doping in […]

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ILAC Welcomes NAH, Hungary

We welcome National Accreditation Authority (NAH), Hungary, as a Full Member of ILAC. NAH joined ILAC as an Associate Member on 9 November 2016 and has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for the accreditation of calibration and testing laboratories using ISO/IEC 17025 and medical testing laboratories using ISO 15189, via the EA MLA.   We welcome […]

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ILAC’s Growing Role in Supporting Regulatory Co-operation

ILAC and IAF, the global accreditation associations, have contributed to research conducted by OECD to analyse the impact of international organisations (IOs) in supporting regulatory co-operation. The research identified that International Organisations (IOs) play a growing role as standard setting bodies in supporting regulatory co-operation with evidence showing that IOs contribute to International Regulatory Cooperation […]

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Accreditation Supports UNIDO’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

UNIDO has published a new brochure which highlights the contribution of accredited conformity assessment services to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNIDO’s vision to address today’s economic, social and environmental challenges is enshrined in the Lima Declaration, adopted by the UNIDO Member States in December 2013. On this basis, UNIDO pursues […]

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