The economy, the consumer and even the environment benefits from accrediting
2016. 11. 23.

Food from reliable sources, trustworthy diagnosis at the doctor and even clean water are unimaginable without accrediting – underlines the brochure of the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA).

At the beginning of the booklet we find a short introduction of the EA. One of the main goals of the organisation founded by the European Commission is to “harmonise accreditation within Europe”. The membership of the EA consists of the EU countries, the members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and candidate countries to the EU.

We are then introduced to the concept of accrediting that “determines the technical competence and integrity of organisations that offer testing, examination, verification, inspection, calibration and certification services (collectively known as conformity assessment).”

Everybody benefits from accrediting, from businesses to the consumers and even the government – highlights the study. There are different areas listed where accrediting is crucial, like the above mentioned “simple” clean water and the complex field of telecommunications.

The EA Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA) is dealt with in greater detail. One of the most important benefits of the agreement is that goods do not have to be re-examined over and over again. Besides making trade easier and cheaper amongst EA MLA countries the members can also reach the world market since EA is the partner of International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).


2021. május 31. éjféltől már csak az MSZ EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 szerint akkreditált vizsgáló- és kalibrálólaboratóriumok, valamint mintavevő szervezetek státusza marad érvényben.

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MSZ EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 áttérésmérce