Two International Accreditation Bodies(IAF and CNAS)and Organization Internationale de Metrologie Legale(OLML) Signed a Cooperation Memorandum

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  On October 10, 2018, Xiao Jianhua, Chairman of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and Director of the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS), was invited to attend the 53rd Session of the International Legal Metrology Commission (CIML) in Hamburg, Germany.    

  Xiao Jianhua, Chairman of the IAF, Mary Nelson, Chairman of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), and Roman Schwartz, Chairman of the Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML), signed a new edition of ILAC-IAF-OIML cooperation memorandum on behalf of three international organizations. This is a new development that recognizes the mutual cooperation between the two international organizations (IAF and CNAS ) and the OIML, which adapts to the certification system introduced by the OIML.    

  The ILAC-IAF-OIML cooperation memorandum states that measurement plays a fundamental role in building trust between trading partners and verifying that goods meet regulatory and legal requirements; Accreditation and legal metrology are core elements of national and international measurement consistency critical infrastructure; The OIML certification system, the ILAC mutual recognition system and the IAF mutual recognition system play an importantly supporting role in the global unified measurement system, serving consumers and promoting the development of industry, commerce and global trade. The work of OIML, ILAC and IAF is complementary and their mutual cooperation contribute to the development of a global international measurement system.    

  Xiao Jianhua made a report on behalf of the IAF at the conference. He emphasized that at the global level, cooperation between quality infrastructure related entities has promoted the development of interrelated elements of quality infrastructure and better served globalization and sustainable development. IAF has always attached great importance to cooperation with relevant international organizations, and it has cooperated with relevant international organizations such as measurement, standards, trade, economic cooperation, industrial development. It also provides support to the global implementation of international certification systems in electrician, information technology, communications, automobile, aviation, food, agriculture, forestry and other related industries, etc. He said that the IAF will support the implementation of the OIML certification system and further promote the development of the joint IAF/OIML documents.   

  

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