Oct 17, 2018 Last Updated 3:22 PM, Oct 3, 2018

The ILAC MRA

ILAC 3“The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) supports international trade by promoting international confidence and acceptance of results from accredited laboratory and inspection bodies. JANAAC is a signatory to the ILAC MRA for Testing Laboratories (August 2013), which enhances the acceptance of products tested by JANAAC’s accredited Laboratories across international barriers. The aim of the ILAC MRA is to create an international framework which gives support to international trade through the removal of technical barriers. “Tested once accepted everywhere”.

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Notice of Transition to
ISO/IEC 17025:2017

JANAAC, in keeping with an ISO/ILAC 17025:2017 transition communique, requires all testing and calibration laboratories to make the transition to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard by November 2020. During this transition period, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 are equally valid. Testing and calibration laboratories may continue to submit applications for accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 up to December 31, 2018. After December 31, 2018, however, JANAAC will no longer be accepting applications for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation. Re-assessment or surveillance visits, however, done after December 31, 2018 will be done using the new standard. Please contact JANAAC for further information or clarifications.

Notice of Transition to
ISO/IEC 17011:2017

JANAAC is currently in transition to the new ISO/IEC 17011:2017 standard. As such, all our accredited CABs and new applications will be informed in a timely manner of any accreditation requirements which may be affected. Please contact JANAAC for further information or clarifications.