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Belarus attends EA General Assembly

Society 20.11.2019 | 17:42

MINSK, 20 November (BelTA) – A delegation of the Belarusian State Committee for Standardization led by First Deputy Chairperson Irina Osmola is taking part in the 44th General Assembly of the European Organization for Accreditation (EA) in Budapest on 20-21 November, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian State Committee for Standardization.

Participants are expected to discuss the implementation of the EA strategy through 2025 and get familiar with new opportunities of the digital platform. The focus will also be on revising the management policy, development of accreditation infrastructure in Europe. The session will provide consultations with experts.

The Belarusian delegation is set to hold a working meeting with the leadership of the National Accreditation Authority of Hungary to talk over areas of cooperation in accreditation and conformity assessment, coordinate a plan of action.

The press service informed that membership in the EA enables specialists to participate in the work of the EA technical committees, multilateral agreement council and general assemblies, to take account of the country's interests as the documents for mandatory use are drawn up and reviewed, to maintain the national accreditation system compliant with international requirements.

In October 2018, Belarus signed an agreement on the recognition of conformity assessment results with the EA (EA BLA), and later with the international accreditation organizations (ILAC, IAF). The national accreditation system has become a full partner of the European and international accreditation community and can expect recognition, on equal terms, of its test protocols, calibration certificates, product compliance services, personnel management systems in international trade.

The EA is an association of national accreditation bodies in the European region. Accreditation enjoys broad support from European industry and compliance assessment communities with the aim to ensure that products meet requirements, to remove barriers to compliance assessment bodies and to promote entrepreneurship in Europe. The EA currently has 50 full and associate members.

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