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Latest revision of IAF/ILAC B1, B2 and B6 Published

A number of IAF/ILAC documents have been reviewed and approved for publication: IAF/ILAC-B1:09/2018 – The route to signing the IAF or ILAC Arrangements. IAF/ILAC-B2:09/2018 – How do I gain confidence in an Inspection Body?  Do they need ISO 9001 certification or ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation? IAF/ILAC-B6:09/2018 – Accreditation: Delivering confidence in the provision of energy. These documents […]

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GCC, Saudi Arabia – Signatory Status

The signatory status of GCC Accreditation Center (GAC), Saudi Arabia, has been extended to include calibration (ISO/IEC 17025) and inspection (ISO/IEC 17020). The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.

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Signatory Name Change – DAC

Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) has changed its name to Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) as of 16 September 2018. We look forward to continuing working with our EIAC colleagues.

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SAS, Switzerland – Signatory Status

The signatory status of Swiss Accreditation  Service (SAS), Switzerland, 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 SOAC

Systéme Ouest Africain d’Accréditation (SOAC), Cote D’Ivoire, is welcomed as an Affiliate member of ILAC. We welcome SOAC and look forward to working with our SOAC colleagues.

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US CPSC Statement: ISO/IEC 17025 transition

The US CPSC has advised that accreditation to either ISO/IEC 17025:2005 or ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will be accepted for CPSC-accepted testing laboratories throughout the transition period that will end in November 2020. CPSC is reviewing options in the future to update the applicable CPSC rules to specify the 2017 edition. The full statement is available here.

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DPA, Albania – Signatory Status

The signatory status of General Directorate of Accreditation (DPA), Albania, 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 G28:07/2018 Published

ILAC G28:07/2018 Guideline for the Formulation of Scopes of Accreditation for Inspection Bodies has been published and is available from the Publications section of the ILAC website. The aim of this document is to assist accreditation bodies in consistently meeting the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011:2017 associated with scopes of accreditation for inspection body accreditation and to […]

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ILAC Chair participates in WTO TBT Side event

Ms Merih Malmqvist Nilsson, ILAC Chair and Chair of the recently established INetQI, participated in a WTO TBT Side event: Good Governance in Developing Modern Quality Infrastructure (QI) Systems. This event was co-organised by UNDO SDG and SECO (Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs). Ms Malmqvist speaking on behalf of INetQI, addressed the topic “Reducing […]

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Membership Change – NiNAS

Nigeria National Accreditation Service (NiNAS) is welcomed as an Associate Member of ILAC.  NiNAS has been an Affiliate member since 15 December 2017. We welcome NiNAS as an Associate Member and look forward to continuing working with our NiNAS colleagues.

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