The ILAC MRA has now been extended to include the accreditation of proficiency testing providers (PTP) using ISO/IEC 17043!

3rd EA EFTA-partnership agreement

On April 10th, the 3rd Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) for a new four-year period. A similar agreement iwas signed on 13 December 2018 with ...


As global supply chains continue to grow, accreditation, underpinned by internationally agreed standards, plays an essential role in the support of competitive markets, national and cross-border trade. This is increasingly important as businesses see...


The United Kingdom leaves the EU between 29 and 30 March 2019. We do not yet know whether there will be an agreement between the UK and the EU at that time.

New lead assessors

Norwegian Accreditation just approved 3 new lead assessors