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Dear accredited bodies,
This year the Accreditation Board of Serbia will celebrate 12th anniversary of creation (it was established in 1998 as the Yugoslav Accreditation Board – JUAT), and 10th anniversary of the first accreditation certificate award (28th June 2000), while 28th June is established in the Statute of the Accreditation Board of Serbia as the Accreditation Day in the Republic of Serbia.
9th June is the World Accreditation Day, a worldwide initiative jointly established in 2008 by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation-related activities.
“Global Acceptance” is the theme for World Accreditation Day 2010 and it assumes the creation of an international network among accreditation bodies that will remove the need for suppliers to have their products or services re-evaluated in each country they enter on a commercial basis. The key to the international arrangements (MRA / MLA) of the international organisations for accreditation (EA, ILAC and IAF) is that the certificates of one signatory country are recognised as equivalent by all other signatory countries.
In global markets, reassurance in the measurements, tests, inspections, and certification performed by accredited bodies (conformity assessment bodies) from other countries is essential. Without internationally agreed standards and uniform performance of conformity assessment and accreditation as elements of quality infrastructure system, the free exchange of goods and services would be hampered by technical barriers, thereby increasing costs for importers and consumers. Global acceptance of accredited certificates is a central pillar of accreditation as the harmonization of assessment requirements and processes at a worldwide level, provides businesses and regulators with confidence that products entering the market conform to specification, meet national legal and regulatory requirements, and will therefore serve to protect public interests in general.
“Global Acceptance” is therefore an apt theme for World Accreditation Day 2010 when major media events and press campaigns will be carried out in more than 60 countries worldwide. With this end in view, we invite you to support us in celebrating this important day in the way you find most convenient.
Finally I would like to wish you a happy Accreditation Day and successful maintenance of the certificates you already have to our mutual satisfaction and to the satisfaction of your clients so that you can be able to constantly upgrade your business activities.
Dejan Krnjaić PhD, ATS Director