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Promoting Accreditation at the WTO
WSC Workshop on Conformity Assessment
Engaging with UNECE
IAF, ILAC, and UNIDO Launch New Publication for Developing Economies
Update from the IAF Technical Committee
The Voice of Industry
Joint Development Support Committee Update
Conformity Assessment Bodies Advisory Committee Update
Cofrac’s 7th Accreditation & Certifications Forum
Assuring Success - Reaching out to New Audiences
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Promoting Accreditation at the WTO

IAF, in partnership with the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the Independent International Organisation for Certification (IIOC), hosted a workshop session at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Public Forum in October. A common core principle of IAF, ILAC, and IIOC is to facilitate trade through the removal of technical barriers to trade through the global acceptance of certificates, and so the session was aligned to the umbrella theme of the conference; “Trade Works”.

The session cited case studies and research papers that demonstrate how accredited certification, testing and inspection support cross-border trade, and pointed to how further examples could be found at the Public Sector Assurance website.

The session, which took place at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, attracted national trade officials, representatives from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and regulatory contacts.

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