IAF has published five new documents and five revised documents since the last edition of the IAF Newsletter. IAF documents are available free of charge in the Publications area of the IAF website (iaf.nu).
The 40th European Co-operation for Accreditation General Assembly meeting held on 22-23 November 2017 in Berlin, Germany, was the last one chaired by Thomas Facklam, whose chairmanship of EA is coming to a close at the end of this year.
Signed at the EU-Canada Summit on 30th October 2016, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a trade agreement, designed to strengthen economic relations and develop business between the European Union and Canada.
The European Co-operation for Accreditation (EA) successfully fulfilled its cooperation role with the European Union Agency for Railways to improve the consistent assessment of conformity assessment bodies regarding the Interoperability Directive (IOD).
In Italy, the combination of an economic crisis and the digital age has led to the emergence of three million professionals not regulated by registers or orders. In 2013, in order to regulate various professions, the Law no. 4 “Dispositions for non-organized professions” was released.
The American National Standards Institute, coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system, has initiated a Voluntary Pilot Accreditation Program for Certification Bodies seeking accreditation to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act - Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.
The Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment, SWEDAC, has renewed an agreement with the Jamaican national accreditation body, JANAAC, to help them develop the capacity to expand their accreditation services.