November 23-24, 2016
The 38th EA General Assembly was held on 23 and 24 November 2016 and gathered representatives from 36 accreditation bodies of the European Union and other regions, as well as representatives of organizations and associations that cooperate with EA on accreditation and conformity assessment issues.
BSCA is in close cooperation with EA aimed at joining the EA Bilateral Agreement in the field of testing, calibration, certification of products, management systems and personnel. This will create conditions for the EU recognition of certificates and test reports issued by entities accredited in the Republic of Belarus. Recognized by the EU, the Republic of Belarus will then be able to join the recognition agreements with international organizations for accreditation ILAC and IAF.
During the 38th EA GA it was agreed on the transition to new standards in the field of conformity assessment as stipulated by ILAC and IAF GA Resolutions.In accordance with EA rules and procedures EA members as well as their accredited conformity assessment bodies are to follow EA, ILAC and IAF mandatory documents to ensure harmonized interpretation and implementation of basic standards. The list of EA, ILAC and IAF documents applied by BSCA and its accredited CABs is available at BSCA website. The texts of the relevant documents are publicly available from EA, ILAC, IAF websites.