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Membership change – KAS-PAI

The Kuwait Accreditation System (Accreditation Affairs Section) (KAS) – Public Authority for Industry (PAI) (KAS-PAI), Kuwait, is welcomed as an Associate Member of ILAC.  KAS-PAI has been an Affiliate member since 9 May 2017. We welcome KAS-PAI as an Associate Member and look forward to continuing working with our KAS-PAI colleagues.

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WAD 2021 Accreditation: Supporting the implementation of the SDGs

9 June 2021 marks World Accreditation Day – Accreditation: Supporting the implementation of the SDGs (#WAD2021). WAD is a global initiative established by the IAF and ILAC to promote the value of accreditation. This year’s theme focuses on the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda and promoting the many ways in which accreditation can help meet these […]

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ILAC Newsletter Issue 59 – April 2021

The latest edition of the ILAC Newsletter, Issue 59 – April 2021, has now been published. The newsletter provides international, regional and national updates on accreditation and conformity assessment from ILAC members and stakeholders, as well as from the ILAC Chair and the Secretariat.

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Revised ILAC G7 published

The latest version of ILAC-G7:04/2021 Accreditation Requirements and Operating Criteria for Horseracing Laboratories has been published and is available from https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-guidance-series/ This publication is a revision of ILAC G7:02/2016 and takes into consideration the 2017 versions of ISO/IEC 17011 and ISO/IEC 17025 as well as applicability of the document to other animal racing sports. In addition, […]

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Third ILAC-WADA Communiqué Published

The Third ILAC-WADA Communiqué issued with respect to the ILAC-WADA cooperation regarding the WADA anti-doping laboratories was published on 1 April 2021. The Communique is for the attention of all accreditation bodies involved in the accreditation of WADA anti-doping laboratories in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 and is available from https://ilac.org/about-ilac/partnerships/international-partners/wada/ under Communiqués. WADA anti-doping laboratories […]

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Signatory Status of NAAU, Ukraine Suspended

The signatory status of the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine (NAAU) to the ILAC MRA for the accreditation of inspection bodies using ISO/IEC 17020 was suspended on 24 March 2021. This suspension for inspection to the ILAC MRA is a result of the suspension of NAAU from the EA MLA for inspection and in accordance […]

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Specifying accreditation for COVID-19 testing

ILAC has reviewed the factsheet published earlier this year on Specifying accreditation for COVID-19 testing to produce a more extensive brochure: Specifying Accreditation for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Testing. This brochure now not only addresses key points to be considered if immigration agencies and border force regulators are considering the inclusion of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing in traveller […]

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Membership change – AERSSC

Accreditation Education Research & Scientific Services Centre Pvt. Ltd (AERSSC) is now a Full Member of ILAC.  AERSSC has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025) and medical testing (ISO 15189).  AERSSC originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate member on 24 February 2012, then became Associate on 21 January 2017, and […]

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WAD 2021 Poster and Video Contests

IAF and ILAC are holding contests to develop the official poster and video for World Accreditation Day 2021 (#WAD2021). This year’s theme is Accreditation: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WAD is celebrated each year on June 9th by IAF, ILAC, their members, partners and stakeholders in the conformity assessment community in […]

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World Metrology Day: Measurement for health

The World Metrology Day project is realised jointly by the BIPM and the OIML and is celebrated on 20 May each year. The theme for 2021: Measurement for Health was chosen to create awareness of the important role measurement plays in health, and thus in the wellbeing of every one of us. Indeed more widely […]

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