The Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation was initiated in 1992 as a forum for laboratory accreditation bodies in the Asia Pacific region. Its primary aim was to establish, develop and expand a mutual recognition arrangement among accreditation bodies in the region.
The Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) is an association of accreditation bodies and other interested parties whose objective is to facilitate trade and commerce among economies in the Asia Pacific region.
The Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification of the Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS) is the CIS Intergovernmental body for formulation and carrying out of coordinated policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification. The Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification of the Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS) is the CIS Intergovernmental body for formulation and carrying out of coordinated policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification.
The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) first started as a conference in 1977 with the aim of developing international cooperation for facilitating trade by promotion of the acceptance of accredited test and calibration results. In 1996, ILAC became a formal cooperation with a charter to establish a network of mutual recognition agreements among accreditation bodies that would fulfil this aim. The ILAC Arrangement is the culmination of 22 years of intensive work.
Accreditation is the independent evaluation of conformity assessment bodies against recognised standards to ensure their impartiality and competence. Through the application of national and international standards, government, procurers and consumers can have confidence in the calibration and test results, inspection reports and certifications provided.
Information on Agreements in the field of accreditation concluded between the NCA and Accreditation Bodies
Details on the agreements in the field of accreditation concluded between the National Center of Accreditation and Accreditation bodies
European co-operation for Accreditation
Consumers demand confidence in the safety and quality of the products they use, the environment they live in, the reliability of health care services, etc.
It is also important for businesses and regulators to have confidence in the integrity and quality of the services supplied by laboratories, inspection and certification bodies.
It is the independence, competence and impartiality of EA member accreditation bodies that guarantee this confidence.