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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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BAB, Bangladesh, Signatory Status

The signatory status of Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB), Bangladesh, has been extended to include medical testing (ISO 15189) and inspection (ISO/IEC 17020). The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.

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An introduction to ILAC

ILAC has now published a video: An introduction to ILAC Accreditation, including accredited calibration, testing, medical testing, inspection and proficiency testing providers, plays a significant role in delivering confidence in everyday life as well supporting regulators and trade.

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Revised ILAC articles of association and Bylaws published

The amended articles of association of ILAC and revised Bylaws that were approved at the ILAC General Assembly on 30 October 2019 have now been published as: ILAC-2A:11/2019 ILAC Rules: Articles of Association and ILAC-2B:11/2019 ILAC Rules: Bylaws. These documents are available here.

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Accredited conformity assessment – value added

A case study in-conjunction with the USEPA Energy Star programme has been published by ILAC and IAF demonstrating the benefits of using accredited conformity assessment for the regulator and trade. It is available from here.

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2019 ILAC GA Resolutions

As part of the ILAC and IAF Annual Meetings held in Frankfurt from the 21st – 30th of October 2019, the ILAC General Assembly was held on the 28th and 30th of October 2019. The adopted resolutions from the ILAC 2019 General Assembly are now available here.

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ENAO, Ethiopia – Signatory Status

The signatory status of Ethiopian National Accreditation Office (ENAO), Ethiopia, 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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