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ILAC Welcomes NTC

National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC), Sudan, is welcomed as a Stakeholder member of ILAC.

We welcome NTC and look forward to working with our NTC colleagues.

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Latest revisions of ILAC P4 and P5 published

ILAC P4:02/2016 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 the accreditation of proficiency testing providers and reference material producers.

ILAC P5:02/2016 ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement: Scope and Obligations.
This document describes the elements of a Mutual Recognition Arrangement for testing and calibration laboratory and inspection body accreditation. The revision includes the policy for transition periods for the implementation of revised standards covered by the ILAC MRA and information relating to the extension of the ILAC MRA to include the accreditation of proficiency testing providers.

These publications are available here.

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ILAC G7:02/2016 Published

ILAC G7:02/2016 – Accreditation Requirements and Operating Criteria for Horseracing Laboratories has been published and is available here.

The purpose of this document is to provide: Part A: A compilation of test-method-related requirements for horseracing laboratories that accreditation bodies have submitted. Part B: Recommendations for establishing the presence of prohibited substances that have been agreed within the horseracing industry. Part C: Additional recommendations on compliance with an appropriate performance specification, and the adoption of harmonised definitions for terms commonly used by racing chemists.

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ILAC welcomes ISTA, Switzerland

International Seed Testing Association (ISTA), Switzerland, is welcomed as a Stakeholder member of ILAC.

We welcome ISTA and look forward to working with our ISTA colleagues.

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SLAB, Sri Lanka, Signatory Status

The signatory status of Sri Lanka Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment (SLAB) has been extended to include Inspection.

The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from  “here

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NAT (Hungary) Membership Withdrawn

The activities of the Hungarian Accreditation Board (NAT) were terminated on 31 December 2015 by decree of the Hungarian Government. As such the signatory status of NAT to the ILAC MRA and NAT’s membership of ILAC have therefore been withdrawn. Additional information on the recognition of accreditation in Hungary is available from the EA website at http://www.european-accreditation.org/information/change-in-the-hungarian-accreditation-system

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NATA, Australia Signatory Status

The signatory status of National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) has been extended to include medical testing (ISO 15189).

The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from  “here

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KCA, Kyrgyz Republic Suspended

The signatory status of KCA, The Kyrgyz Center of Accreditation (The Kyrgyz Republic), to the ILAC MRA for the accreditation of testing laboratories using ISO/IEC 17025 was suspended on 4 November 2015.  This suspension is a result of the decision taken at the 15th Meeting of the ILAC Arrangement Council held on 4 November 2015.

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Updates to ILAC Brochures

The following brochures have been revised by the ILAC Marketing and Communications Committee (MCC) and the latest versions are now available:- 

Why Use An Accredited Laboratory? 
How Does Using an Accredited Laboratory Benefit Government & Regulators?
The Advantages of Being Accredited
The ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement

As part of this review process, the following brochure has been withdrawn:-

Why Become An Accredited Laboratory?

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Membership Change – SADCAS

Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS), is now a Full Member of ILAC.

SADCAS has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing (ISO/IEC 17025) and calibration (ISO/IEC 17025).  SADCAS originally joined ILAC as an Affiliate Member in 2008 and as an Associate Member in 2011, and we are now pleased to welcome SADCAS as a Full Member of ILAC.

The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.


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