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From the IAF Chair
EA Strategy 2010-2015
EA Membership has a new look
Election of the EA Executive Membership
News from the EA Committees
EAAB seeks new Chair in 2012
An update from IAAC
An Update from PAC
PAC joins forces with PTB to train assessors for Organic Agriculture
OAA in Argentina to work closely with the Ministry of Labour
DAC continues to engage with stakeholders
NCA hosts major international conference in Kazakhstan


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IAF Chair
From the IAF Chair

I missed the opportunity to report directly to all IAF members at the IAF General Assembly that was to be held in Bangkok. So I will take this opportunity to use the newsletter to do this.

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EA Strategy 2010-2015
EA sets out its five year strategy to ensure greater co-operation with the European Commission, and to further improve the EA peer evaluation system. Read more >>


 
EA Associate Members
EA Membership has a new look

As part of the EA Strategic Plan for 2010-2015, the revision of the EA Articles of Association and Rules of Procedure has been finalised and presented to the EA General Assembly in May 2011. The revised AoA and RoP are now published on the EA website.

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Election of the EA Executive Membership

Election of the EA Executive members took place at the 27th EA General Assembly held on 25 and 26 May 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Read this article to find out the results.

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News from the EA Committees

A number of work items and documents are being progressed in the various EA Committees. This articles summarises the latest topics of dicussion and the work items being progressed.

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EA-EAAB
EAAB seeks new Chair in 2012

Guy Jacques from EUROLAB chaired his last EAAB meeting in October 2011. Guy’s professionalism, constant enthusiasm and great sense of humour played a great part in enhancing and promoting the EAAB’s work for many years. The EAAB now seeks a new Chair to continue the work.

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An update from IAAC

In May 2011, IAAC achieved a very important milestone as a Regional Cooperation; it was accepted as a signatory of the IAF MLA for the sub-scope of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) based on ISO/IEC 17021, and for the main scope of Product Certification based on ISO/IEC Guide 65. IAAC is also a signatory of the ILAC MRA for the scopes of Testing and Calibration Laboratories and a signatory of the IAF MLA for the sub-scope of Quality Management Systems (QMS) Certification Bodies.

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An Update from PAC

PAC is delighted to congratulate Lane Hallenbeck of ANSI, USA on his appointment as Chair of ISO CASCO.  Lane has actively participated in PAC activities since 2000 and we are sure that his new role will continue to enhance and promote the role of accreditation in the voluntary sector throughout the world. On a sad note, Lane’s new role means that he is unable to continue as PAC Treasurer and a member of the PAC Executive Committee, due to time constraints. He recently resigned from these two roles and has been replaced on an interim basis with Mr Ron Coiner of IAS USA.

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PAC joins forces with PTB to train assessors for Organic Agriculture
The Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) recognises assessor training as an important tool to support PAC objectives. Find out how PAC has teamed up with PTB to build assessor competence in this area.
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OAA
OAA in Argentina to work closely with the Ministry of Labour

OAA, the Argentine Accreditation Body, has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security under the Comprehensive Plan for Employment Promotion, in order to carry out actions related to the accreditation person certification bodies (ISO / IEC 17024).

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DAC continues to engage with stakeholders

Dubai Accreditation Department celebrated World Accreditation Day on 9th June 2011. A ceremony was arranged in the Zabeel Hall of DM club. In line with the theme of this year "supporting the work of regulators" the representatives of regulatory departments were also invited to attend the meeting.

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NCA hosts major international conference in Kazakhstan
NCA, the National Centre of Accreditation in Kazakhstan, organised a major conference to promote accreditation to its stakeholders, helping to demonstrate accreditation as a core element of the state programme of accelerated industrial development and innovation.
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