NAAU has joined International Accreditation Forum

The National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine informs that it has joined the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

Memorandum of Understanding signed by IAF Chairman Mr. Xiao Jianhua and NAAU Chairman Viktor Gorytskyy came into force June 16, 2017.

NAAU’s joining IAF is a significant event for the entire national quality infrastructure system of Ukraine and additional evidence of NAAU compliance with the international principles of conformity assessment bodies accreditation, namely impartiality, competence and transparency.

Signing the Agreement was preceded by a long-term work of NAAU personnel aimed at increasing confidence in the domestic market by European and world trading partners of Ukraine. Certainly, the long-term cooperation of NAAU with the European Co-operation for Accreditation (EA) has played a significant role in signing the Agreement.

The next step for NAAU is to sign the Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (IAF MLA), which will further promote the recognition of accreditation activities at the global level.