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Latest revisions of ILAC P4, P5 and R6 published

ILAC P4:05/2019 ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement: Policy and Management. This document provides details on the objectives, foundation, management, procedures and decisions associated with the ILAC MRA. The revision of this document includes criteria for competence of those involved in the evaluation report review process and details for the extension of the ILAC MRA to include […]

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ANAB, USA – Signatory Status

The signatory status of ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), USA, has been extended to include medical testing (ISO 15189). The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.

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Membership change – SOAC

Systéme Ouest Africain d’Accréditation (SOAC) is welcomed as an Associate Member of ILAC.  SOAC has been an Affiliate member since 14 August 2018. We welcome SOAC as an Associate Member and look forward to continuing working with our SOAC colleagues.  

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WAD 2019 video translations now available

Translations into more than 20 languages of the video produced to support World Accreditation Day (#WAD2019) celebrations on 9 June are now available from the https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM-atM-_CUJlfCfhKCiYl5NumS53bP5cN. The theme this year focuses on how accreditation provides added value to supply chains. The materials for supporting the promotion and celebration of this event including a poster, brochure, […]

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ILAC Newsletter, Issue 55 – April 2019

The latest edition of the bi-annual ILAC Newsletter, Issue 55 – April 2019, has now been published.  The newsletter includes information on the international, regional and national updates on accreditation and conformity assessment from ILAC members and liaisons, as well as the ILAC Chair and Secretariat.

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WAD 2019 – Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chains

World Accreditation Day (#WAD2019) will be celebrated again this year on 9 June. This global initiative established by ILAC and IAF aims to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. The theme this year focuses on how accreditation provides added value to supply chains. The materials for supporting the promotion and celebration of this event […]

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ILAC Welcomes GhaNAS

Ghana National Accreditation Service (GhaNAS), Ghana, is welcomed as an Affiliate member of ILAC. We welcome GhaNAS and look forward to working with our GhaNAS colleagues.

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Latest revision of ILAC P8:Use of Accreditation Symbols published

As a result of a recent ballot, ILAC P8:03/2019 ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (Arrangement): Supplementary Requirements for the Use of Accreditation Symbols and for Claims of Accreditation Status by Accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies has been published. This document has been developed and recently revised to ensure a more uniform approach to the use of accreditation […]

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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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