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ILAC Welcomes ABRAC, Brazil

Associação Brasileira De Avaliaçã Da Conformidade (Brazilian Conformity Assessment Association) (ABRAC), Brazil, is welcomed as a Stakeholder member of ILAC. We welcome ABRAC and look forward to working with our ABRAC colleagues.

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Testing Liquid Nicotine Containers for the USA PPPA

If you are involved in (or interested in) testing liquid nicotine containers for compliance with restricted flow provisions of the USA Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) then the following announcement and test protocol is of importance. On March 8, 2019, the Office of Compliance and Field Operations at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued […]

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Signatory Name Change – IARM

IARM, the Accreditation Institute of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has changed its name to Institute for Accreditation of the Republic of North Macedonia (IARNM) as of 22 February 2019. We look forward to continuing working with our IARNM colleagues

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ILAC Inspection Committee FAQs

A database of questions and answers covering examples of the implementation of clauses of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity assessment — Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection is now available from https://ilac.org/about-ilac/faqs/. The questions are based on real scenarios that have been submitted by both accreditation and inspection bodies to the ILAC […]

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ILAC and IFCC re-sign MoU

ILAC and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) re-signed the ILAC-IFCC Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 14 January 2019. The re-signing of this MoU reinforces the ongoing commitment of ILAC and IFCC to promote and cooperate to achieve common goals in the area of medical laboratory accreditation using ISO 15189 and […]

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APAC welcomed as recognised regional cooperation body

We welcome the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) as a recognised regional cooperation body of ILAC! https://ilac.org/ilac-mra-and-signatories/recognised-regional-cooperation-bodies/   The Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) was established on 1 January 2019 by the amalgamation of two former regional accreditation cooperations: the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) and the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC). As both of […]

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INetQI: International organisations renew commitment to promote quality

At the inaugural meeting chaired by Merih Malmqvist Nilsson in Geneva on 30 November 2018, twelve international organisations – the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), International Accreditation Forum (IAF), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Standards Organization (ISO), International Trade Centre (ITC), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), International Organizations of Legal Metrology (OIML), United Nations […]

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NCA, Kazakhstan – Signatory Status

The signatory status of National Center of Accreditation (NCA), Republic of Kazakhstan, has been extended to include medical (ISO 15189). The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.

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Joint BIPM, OIML, ISO and ILAC Declaration on Metrological Traceability signed

The Joint BIPM, OIML, ILAC and ISO Declaration on Metrological Traceability was updated and re-signed on 13 November 2018 during the 26th meeting of the CGPM, held in Versailles. The Joint Declaration available from here highlights the importance of metrological traceability and encourages the members of the four organizations – as well as others for […]

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Latest revision of ILAC G26 published

As a result of a recent ballot, ILAC G26:11/2018 Guidance for the Implementation of a Medical Accreditation Scheme has been published. This is a practical guide for accreditation bodies implementing a medical laboratory accreditation system using ISO 15189. The latest version of G26 is available here.

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