» Snapshot of ILAC 2018 annual report

25 July, 2019

ILAC have issued a snapshot of the 2018 annual report. UKAS are a member of the ILAC MRA, which supports international trade by promoting international confidence and acceptance of accredited testing and inspection reports and proficiency testing programs. This provides assurance to the market that UKAS accredited services worthy of confidence and need not be duplicated - “accredited once, accepted everywhere’’. Therefore, strengthening international trade by enabling UK exports to be accepted worldwide and imports to be accepted in the UK, as the specified technical requirements are met.

You can view the annual report here. As in previous years, it provides information on the activities carried out as part of the peer evaluation process in 2018 in order to ensure that both regulators and consumers of laboratory and inspection data, are able to maintain confidence in the results produced under the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA). In addition, the 2018 years report includes information on transitions periods for international standards and the theme for World Accreditation Day in 2018 focusing on how accreditation delivers a safer world.


Please find links below demonstrating the value of accreditation and accredited services with case studies and research papers


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