The National Accreditation Body of Hungary (NAH) has been accepted as an EA Full Member with effective from 1 April 2016.

Further to the termination of activities of NAT, the previous national accreditation body (NAB) of Hungary, on 31 December 2015, a new NAB had to be formally appointed by the Hungarian national authorities in accordance with Regulation (EC) 765/2008.

National Accreditation Body of Hungary (NAH) submitted their application, which was reviewed by the EA Multilateral Agreement Council (MAC) Management Group (MG), and unanimously considered to meet all the applicable requirements. It therefore recommended that NAH be accepted as an EA Full Member. In light of the MAC MG’s recommendation, the EA Executive Committee accepted NAH’s application.

According to the mandate given by the EA General Assembly in November 2015, EA Full Members were requested to endorse the decision made by the EA Executive Committee through an electronic ballot. The ballot’s outcome was positive.

NAH has also applied for the EA MLA signatory status. Based on the recommendation of the EA Secretariat, the MAC MG accepted the application and the peer evaluation of NAH will be organized and conducted according EA-2/02: EA Policy and Procedures for the Multilateral Agreement.