Amandine Combe Peer evaluation operated by European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) determines whether the National Accreditation Bodies (NABs) meet the requirements laid down in Regulation (EC) No 765/2008, relevant harmonised standards and mandatory EA and international documents. National authorities shall recognise the equivalence of the services delivered by […]
Amandine Combe The European Union (EU) organic farming rules cover agricultural products, including aquaculture and yeast. They encompass every stage of the production process, from seeds to the final processed food. There are therefore specific provisions covering a large variety of products. Producing organically means respecting the rules […]
Aparna Dhawan The Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) has developed an e-learning platform to broaden access to training by allowing delegates to learn from their desks. To date, 700 trainees have used this platform to take courses for ISO/IEC 17011 with IAF MD 20, ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC […]
Rafik Feki/Bastien Chesnoy Making sure goods and services from Arab markets get accepted worldwide is crucial to the development of the Arab region and key to facilitating trade, alleviating poverty and boosting economic growth. For the past 10 years, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has been […]
IAF Regional Member, EA, has started to measure its performance to track how it serves the European market and delivers confidence for the EU Commission, Regulators and Industry. It is also making good progress to raise its profile to its key constituencies and stakeholders.