European Co-operation for Accreditation Status Report

Amandine Combe Communications and Marketing Manager  The European co-operation for Accreditation Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA) continued to grow and extend its scope in 2019.  EA welcomed a new signatory – our special congratulations to the Egyptian Accreditation Council (EGAC). 43 economies are now signatories. Paulo Tavares of the […]

World Accreditation Day 2020: Improving Food Safety

On 09 June, individuals and organizations worldwide celebrated World Accreditation Day 2020: Improving Food Safety. Accreditation has a crystal-clear objective: it aims to assure businesses, end users and regulators that a conformity assessment body (CAB), such as a certification or inspection body, testing, calibration or medical laboratory, has […]

The Latest From ISO CASCO

CASCO secretariat25 May 2020 The annual plenary and policy meetings With the spread of COVID-19 accelerating in many parts of the world, the CASCO secretariat and the meetings host, the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), decided to move the 35th CASCO plenary and workshop from 05-07 May to […]

2019 IAF MLA Annual Report Published

To ensure that regulators, specifiers, and businesses can have confidence in accredited certification and the IAF MLA, IAF and its Accreditation Body Members invest significant effort and resources to maintain the integrity and consistency of the MLA through a peer evaluation process. The IAF MLA Annual Report sets […]

IAF response to COVID-19

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to cause safety concerns and travel restrictions worldwide, IAF is committed to ensuring consistent and appropriate action to confirm that accredited certificates remain valid. A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about conformity assessment activities during this period, including the […]

A day in the life of an EA peer evaluator

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 […]

Working together to advance accreditation

Jon Murthy Every year, leaders of accreditation, conformity assessment, scheme owners and other interested parties come together to ensure that accredited conformity assessment continues to be a preferred solution for facilitating trade, understanding current issues and trends, and evolving to meet the needs of government, regulators and businesses […]

Participation in IAF Certsearch continues to grow

Sheronda Jeffries IAF CertSearch has launched. IAF CertSearch is the world’s exclusive global database for accredited management system certifications, providing businesses and governments the ability to digitally validate an organization’s certification(s) to determine if a certificate is valid and if the Certification Body (CB) issuing the certificate is […]

Medical devices gain support from more regulators

Grant Ramaley The medical device trade is not like any other. It impacts individuals ranging from the unborn to those requiring support in older age. Regulating these devices has never been more important, especially for developing countries that are writing their medical device regulations. More regulators, including the […]