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IAF partnering with ILAC to facilitate trade
IAF after 20 Years
IAF involvement with the Asian Harmonization Working Party
News from EA
News from PAC
News from ACCREDIA
News from ATS
News from CGCRE
News from HKAS
News from SWEDAC
News from ISO/CASCO
News from TRACI
News from UKAS


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IAF partnering with ILAC to facilitate trade
The theme for World Accreditation Day for 2013 is Accreditation—Facilitating World Trade. World Accreditation Day on 9 June is an opportunity to elaborate on IAF’s partnership with ILAC where we share a common goal of using conformity assessment as a tool for facilitating trade.

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IAF after 20 Years
28 January 1993. This was the date of the meeting that resulted in the formation of IAF.  This was the beginning.

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IAF involvement with the Asian Harmonization Working Party
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News from EA
At its September 2012 meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus, the EA MLA Council decided to accept BATA, the accreditation body of Bosnia-Herzegovina, as a new signatory to the EA MLA for calibration, testing and inspection.

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News from PAC

A new era of cooperation will commence in May 2013 when PAC joins with the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) to host the first joint annual meetings of the specialist regional bodies. 

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News from ACCREDIA
On 10 April 2013, in Rome, ACCREDIA presented its report, Demand for quality certification in the business system.

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News from ATS

Every year the Accreditation Body of Serbia celebrates both World Accreditation Day and National Accreditation Day (28th June) when the first accreditation was granted in our country.

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News from CGCRE

Between 16–26 October 2012, CGCRE was the host for the 12th IAF/ILAC Joint General Assembly, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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News from HKAS

The importing, exporting and re-exporting of consumer goods have made a significant contribution to the economic development of Hong Kong.

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News from SWEDAC
Swedac will celebrate the upcoming World Accreditation Day in World Trade Center, Stockholm, by hosting a seminar on this year’s theme Accreditation—Facilitating World Trade.

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News from ISO/CASCO

In 2012 the ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment (ISO/CASCO) published five new standards and currently runs seven working groups, developing additional standards and technical specifications to address the ever expanding needs and expectations of the industry and consumers.

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News from TRACI
Everyone knows Tom Arnold, President & Chairman of TRACI and his unselfish dedication to the Conformity Assessment Community. He has received numerous Outstanding Service ‘Awards’ for his various involvements.

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News from UKAS

A new report The Economics of Accreditation, commissioned by England’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills, has assessed the economic benefits derived from the accreditation of certification, measurement and inspection services. 

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