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<!--:en-->Removing the need for duplicative testing of medical devices<!--:-->

China has mandated (in-country) electro-magnetic compatibility testing for Class II and III medical devices. As the Chinese testing standard is identical to IEC 60601-1-2 (2004), China is able to accept test reports from overseas laboratories accredited by accreditation bodies that are members of ILAC (i.e. signatories to the ILAC MRA), as an alternative to in-country testing by a Chinese laboratory.

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<!--:en-->World Metrology Day<!--:-->

The theme for World Metrology Day, 20 May 2014, is: Measurements and the global energy challenge.

The synergy of the energy theme for World Accreditation Day and World Metrology Day for 2014 highlights the importance of this topic and the liaison activities between ILAC, BIPM and OIML.

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<!--:en-->Specifying Accreditation<!--:-->

A factsheet: Specifying accreditation in Regulation is now available.

This fact sheet sets out how to specify accredited laboratory and inspection body services to ensure the provision of reliable data and reports from competent facilities. It is available for distribution to regulators and specifiers to assist then in drafting regulations and specifications reliant on calibration, testing and inspection services

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<!--:en-->World Accreditation Day<!--:-->

June 9th, 2014 will mark World Accreditation Day. The focus this year is on the role accreditation plays in providing confidence in the provision of energy.

The day will be celebrated across the world. A joint statement from the Chairs of ILAC and IAF, as well as promotional materials, are available from World Acreditation 2014.

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<!--:en-->Application Fee Introduced <!--:-->

ILAC introduced an application fee on 1 January 2014. This AUD500.00 fee is applicable for all applications for membership received in accordance with ILAC Resolution GA 17.12

ILAC Resolution GA 17.12 is available from Resolutions of the Seventeenth ILAC General Assembly, 25 October 2013 (302.6 KB | 30.10.13)

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<!--:en-->ILAC MRA 2012 Report<!--:-->

This annual report is now available.

The Invalid download ID. provides information on the activities carried out as part of the peer evaluation process in 2012 to ensure that regulators and consumers of laboratory and inspection data are able to maintain confidence in the results produced under the ILAC MRA.

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<!--:en-->New Brochure Published<!--:-->

'Accreditation: Facilitating world trade' is now available.

This brochure describes the role of accreditation in supporting trade.

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<!--:en-->OAA Signatory Status<!--:-->

OAA Signatory Status Extended

The Signatory status of Organismo Argentino de Acreditación (OAA) to the ILAC MRA has been extended to include Inspection.

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<!--:en-->KCA signs ILAC MRA<!--:-->

At the ILAC Arrangement Council meeting on 23 October in Seoul, The Kyrgyz Center of Accreditation (KCA), The Kyrgyz Republic, became a signatory to the ILAC MRA.

After many years as an Affiliate member of ILAC, KCA became an Associate member of ILAC in February 2008. In September 2012 a full initial peer evaluation of KCA was carried out by an ILAC evaluation team.

KCA is congratulated on gaining signatory status to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025) and welcomed as a Full Member of ILAC.

We look forward to our continuing work with our colleagues from KCA.

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<!--:en-->ILAC Welcomes AoV<!--:-->

Accreditation of Vietnam Joint Stock Company (AoV) is welcomed as an Associate member of ILAC.

We welcome AoV and look forward to working with our AoV colleagues.

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