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OECD publish Compendium of International Organisations’ (IO) Practices

Etty Feller, ILAC Chair and Xiao Jianhua, IAF Chair participated in an online launch of this IO Compendium as part of the OECD 8th Annual Meeting of International Organizations held recently. ILAC and IAF have contributed to the development of this IO Compendium over several years along with more than 50 other IOs, including many […]

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Signatory status – AOSC

The signatory status of Accreditation Office for Standards Conformity Assessment Capacity (AOSC), Vietnam, to the ILAC MRA has been extended to include the accreditation of Medical Testing  using ISO 15189. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from https://ilac.org/signatory-search/ .

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Signatory status – CGCRE

The signatory status of Coordenação Geral de Acreditação General Coordination for Accreditation (CGCRE), Brazil, to the ILAC MRA has been extended to include the accreditation of Reference Material Producers using ISO 17034. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from https://ilac.org/signatory-search/ .

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Membership change – SAC (Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Accreditation Center (SAC) is now a Full Member of ILAC.  SAC has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025), calibration (ISO/IEC 17025) and inspection (ISO/IEC 17020).  SAC originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate member on 22 December 2006, then became Associate on 26 July 2021, and we are now pleased […]

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Signatory Status – Cofrac

The signatory status of Comite Francais d’Accreditation (Cofrac), France, has been extended to include RMP (ISO 17034). The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.

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JCTLM workshop: Global challenges in standardization of clinical laboratory testing

The JCTLM is holding its biennial meeting and associated workshop virtually from 6 – 10 December 2021. The topic for the workshop this year is: Overcoming challenges to global standardization of clinical laboratory testing: reference materials and regulations The workshop will be held as two 2-hour discussion sessions on three separate topics and ending with […]

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Membership change – SAC (Saudi Arabia)

The Saudi Accreditation Center (SAC), Saudi Arabia, is welcomed as an Associate Member of ILAC.  SAC has been an Affiliate member since 22 December 2006. We welcome SAC as an Associate Member and look forward to continuing working with our SAC colleagues.

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Signatory Status – GAC

The signatory status of GCC Accreditation Center (GAC), Saudi Arabia, to the ILAC MRA has been extended to include medical testing using ISO 15189. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from https://ilac.org/signatory-search/ .

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IAF, ILAC, ISO remote activities survey

COVID-19 restrictions have seen a significant increase in the use of remote techniques for auditing and assessing providers of conformity assessment activities as well as evaluating the accreditation bodies that provide these services. IAF, ILAC and ISO have worked together to produce a survey to better understand the views of the conformity assessment community and […]

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Signatory Status – ema

The signatory status of entidad Mexicana de acreditación a.c. (ema), Mexico, to the ILAC MRA has been extended to include the accreditation of Reference Material Producers using ISO 17034. The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from https://ilac.org/signatory-search/ .

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