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Making Progress on Strategic Directions
Recent IAF Publications
Update from the IAF Technical Committee
Update from the IAF User Advisory Committee
2017 IAF-ILAC Mid-Term Meetings
EMA Innovating in Accreditation for the Care of the Environment and Veterinary Medicine
IAF Members Sign MoU Supporting New International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)
EA Supporting Ground-Breaking Trade Accord Between Canada and the European Union
News from ARAC
Certification Issues Considered in EA
New Managing Director of DAkkS
Ten Progressive Years of Sri Lanka Accreditation Board
Highlights of the 38th EA General Assembly
Workshop Demonstrates the Value of Standards and Accreditation in the Insurance Sector
Update on the ISO/CASCO 2016 Technical Work
OECD and UNIDO Publications to Support Accreditation
Celebration of World Accreditation Day 2016 by MAURITAS
ANSI–PAC Workshop Provides Stakeholder Insights and Overview of ISO/IEC 17065
News from BSCA
A New Associate Member in EA
Memorandum of Understanding Between EA and ETSI
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News from BSCA

BSCA pre-evaluation to be continued!

Following the pre-evaluation results of the Belarusian State Centre for Accreditation (BSCA) by the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) in January 2016, Members of the Multilateral Agreement Council (MAC) during the meeting held on 4th October in Skopje recommended to proceed with the initial evaluation of BSCA in accordance with EA-2/02 “EA Procedure for the evaluation of a National Accreditation Body”. The scope of the evaluation will be: accreditation for certification bodies of management systems; accreditation for certification bodies for products, processes and services; and accreditation for certification bodies for persons.

The evaluation is planned to take place in 2017.

BSCA and QCI signed the Memorandum of Understanding

BSCA and the Quality Council of India (QCI) signed the Memorandum of Understanding concerning technical cooperation on accreditation.

The Memorandum encourages the exchange of information on accreditation rules and procedures, supports the Parties in the framework of international and regional organizations for accreditation and promotes mutual cooperation on accreditation in accordance with the legislation of the Parties.

The signing ceremony took place during the International Accreditation Forum/International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (IAF-ILAC) Joint Annual Meetings in New Delhi, India, 30 October - 4 November 2016.

BSCA and QCI signing Memorandum of Understanding

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