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ILAC MRA extended to include RMP

The ILAC MRA has now been extended to include the accreditation of reference material producers (RMP) using ISO 17034! This extension of the ILAC MRA has been implemented as a result of the recent decision of the members of the ILAC Arrangement Council that endorsed the recommendation of the AMC to recognise the EA MLA […]

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ILAC Newsletter Issue 57 – April 2020

The latest edition of the ILAC Newsletter, Issue 57 – April 2020, has now been published. The newsletter provides international, regional and national updates on accreditation and conformity assessment from ILAC members, committee chairs and liaisons, as well as the ILAC Chair and Secretariat.

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WAD 2020 – Accreditation: Improving food safety

World Accreditation Day (#WAD2020) 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 improves food safety. The materials for supporting the promotion and celebration of this event including a poster, […]

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JANAAC, Jamaica, Signatory Status

The signatory status of Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), Jamaica, 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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Revised versions of IAF/ILAC A1 and A3 published

The latest editions of IAF/ILAC A1:03/2020 “IAF/ILAC MRA Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Requirement and Procedures for Evaluation of a Regional Group” and IAF/ILAC A3:03/2020 “IAF/ILAC MRAs: Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Template report for the peer evaluation of an Accreditation Body based on ISO/IEC 17011:2017″ have been published and are now available from here. […]

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Transition to ISO/IEC 17011:2017 and the coronavirus outbreak

The transition policy published by ILAC and IAF in October 2017 requires all accreditation bodies that are signatories to the ILAC MRA and IAF MLA to have completed the transition to the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17011 by November 2020. As a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and the increasing restrictions on […]

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Potential impact of coronavirus outbreak on accreditation activities

ILAC continues to monitor advice to assess the developments and risks following the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The situation has led to safety concerns and travel restrictions in some economies that may affect accredited conformity assessment activities. Accreditation bodies may be considering and/or implementing alternative arrangements to conduct assessments such conducting assessments remotely […]

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THREE IAF/ILAC brochures on the benefits of accreditation revised

The following brochures have been revised “IAF/ILAC B7:03/2020 – Accreditation: Supporting the Delivery of Health and Social Care”, “IAF/ILAC B10:03/2020 – Accreditation: Delivering a safer world” and “IAF/ILAC B11:03/2020 – Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chains” and are available for your use from here.

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Eurachem PT Workshop, 12 – 15 October 2020

Eurachem, in co-operation with CITAC and EQALM are holding their 10th Proficiency Testing Workshop from 12 to 15 October 2020 at the De Vere Beaumont Hotel in Windsor, UK. The workshop is open to the international analytical community and includes four days devoted to training courses, invited lectures, short communications, poster sessions and working group […]

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World Metrology Day: Measurements for global trade.

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 2020: Measurements for global trade was chosen to create awareness of the important role measurement plays in facilitating fair global trade, ensuring products meet standards and regulations, and satisfying customer […]

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