Given the spread of the coronavirus and taking into account the recommendations of the German Federal Government, the Robert Koch Institute and other competent authorities, the DAkkS has taken measures to protect employees, assessors and clients. DAkkS will continue to fulfil its authoritative task and is asking its clients for understanding for the changes the adopted measures will bring in relation to our procedures
On 20 December 2019 starts the Twinning project to strengthen the accreditation system with the focus on EU technical regulations in Georgia. Within the German-Italian consortium the DAkkS is responsible for the project leadership and project management of the two-year project.
Looking toward the end of the Twinning project “Strengthening the National Accreditation System of the Republic of Azerbaijan”, the project partners extended invitations to a closing event in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 1 October 2019. Among those attending were the German National Accreditation Body DAkkS in its role as lead partner and project manager, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in its role as project leader, the accreditation bodies of Italy and Latvia, ACCREDIA and LATAK, as well as the Ambassador of the European Delegation and representatives of the Azerbaijani Accreditation Centre (AzAK).
On 14 February, Cecilie Laake, Director General of Norsk Akkreditering (NA) and Tove Kristin Dokka, Accreditation Manager at the Norwegian accreditation body, visited DAkkS. Topics covered in the bilateral exchange included the new risk-based approach for the assessment programme, the organisational structures of DAkkS and the new fee regulation.
At the beginning of February, Dr. Stephan Finke, Managing Director of the German National Accreditation Body (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle, DAkkS), welcomed the General Director of the Azerbaijani Accreditation Centre (AZAC),
Since 2015, the German National Accreditation Body (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle, DAkkS) has been part of what is now a ten-year success story of international cooperation. In cooperation with the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) and on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), DAkkS is responsible for the core element of the “National TBT Enquiry Point Germany”.
With its participation in the sixth annual meeting of the German-Indian Quality Infrastructure working group, the German National Accreditation Body (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle, DAkkS) renewed its commitment to the reduction of technical barriers to trade within the framework of accreditation and conformity assessment.
The German National Accreditation Body (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle, DAkkS) and Assurance Services International (ASI), formerly Accreditation Services International, have signed an agreement to ensure future cooperation in Germany. Both parties agree that the partnership is an important step toward further strengthening the field of sustainability.
Since mid-2017, DAkkS has been part of a twinning project designed to strengthen the national accreditation body in Azerbaijan (AZAK). DAkkS is the leading partner in a German-Italian-Latvian consortium with its counterpart accreditation bodies ACCREDIA and LATAK, Taking stock of progress at a midterm conference held in Baku at the beginning of September, the assessment of the participants was positive.
According to the revised policy of the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) regarding its rules and regulations for accreditation, all rules which merely describe the so-called "state of the art" (level 4 and 5) will no longer be provided and published as their own rules.