This serves to announce the publication of ILAC P8:03/2019 ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (Arrangement): Supplementary Requirements for the Use of Accreditation Symbols and for Claims of Accreditation Status by Accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies. The requirements in this document have been developed to ensure a more uniform approach to the use of accreditation symbols and for the manner in which a conformity assessment body (CAB) may refer to its accreditation status and make claims to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation’s Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA). Unless otherwise stated, the requirements apply to accredited laboratories, inspection bodies, reference material producers (RMP) and proficiency testing providers (PTP).

The date of implementation of this revised version of ILAC P8 is one year from publication, that is March 2020.

The published document is available from the ILAC website https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-policy-series/  The document was prepared by the ILAC Arrangement Committee (ARC) and endorsed for publication following a successful 60 – day ballot of the ILAC voting membership in 2019.

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