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ARAC achieved its 4th witnessing by ILAC&IAF Regional Peer Evaluation Team
Within the framework of the ILAC&IAF Peer Evaluation of ARAC with the aim to achieve the International recognition of the ARAC MLA, the third witnessing by ILAC & IAF has been successfully conducted during the ARAC Peer evaluation of the Egyptian Accreditation Body EGAC, held in Cairo, Egypt, between the period 18-23 March 2017. The Peer evaluation covered the activities of the accreditation of Calibration & Testing &Medical laboratories, Inspection Bodies and Certification Bodies (Quality & Environmental & Food Safety Management System) according to ILAC&IAF requirements with the participation of six ARAC qualified Peer Evaluators.
It should be noted that this evaluation is considered as the penultimate stage in the ILAC&IAF Peer evaluation process of ARAC which was preceded by the following activities:
- 20-22 September 2016: the ILAC&IAF Peer Evaluation of ARAC Secretariat,
- 09 – 13 October 2016: the first witnessing during the ARAC Peer Evaluation of the Jordanian Accreditation System JAS-AU,
- 08-12 January 2017: the second witnessing of the ARAC Peer Evaluation of the Algerian Accreditation Body ALGERAC,
- 19th February 2017: witnessing of the decision making committee meeting ARAC MLA Group;
As a last step of the ILAC&IAF Peer evaluation process, the witnessing of the third ARAC MLA Group meeting will be held on 24th July 2017 in Tunisia.
After this significant achievement by which ARAC is closer than ever to reach the ARAC principal target which is the international recognition of its Multi-Lateral Recognition Agreement [ARAC MLA], ARAC wishes to extend its special gratitude and appreciation to its partners [AIDMO, LAS, Sida and UNIDO] for their continual support.