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The Committee on Conformity Assessment of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/CASCO) asks testing and calibration laboratories accredited in accordance with the standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 as revised in 2018 to participate in a survey
Reduced advance payments and greater transparency in fee notices
DAkkS is optimising its billing practices for accreditation services with effect from 1 October 2021. With immediate effect, advance payments are now lower than before. In addition, DAkkS is also adjusting the estimate of fees and disbursements. The changes come into force on 1 October 2021 at the same time as the ordinance on fees as amended by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
As part of the reorganisation of the documentation of its quality management system, DAkkS has adapted the forms for the documentation of assessments. The revised templates are now available in the document database for assessors on the DAkkS website.
Federal Ministry amends AkkStelleGebV, the German ordinance on fees for accreditation bodies
In the Federal Law Gazette of 25 August 2021, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy published an amendment to the ordinance on fees for accreditation bodies. The ordinance will come into force in two stages on 1 October 2021 and 1 April 2022.
In view of the continuing tense situation with regard to the rate of new infections, DAkkS is adhering to its policy of conducting on-site assessments abroad only in non-risk countries. To protect all those involved, DAkkS is therefore giving precedence to the implementation of remote assessments wherever technically possible.
Despite the difficult circumstances of the pandemic, DAkkS confirmed the comprehensive accreditation of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) with its handover of the accreditation certificates in mid-May 2021.
Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) and the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) have extended their cooperation on the type approval of motor vehicles. In a joint agreement, the two stakeholders have made further arrangements on how the assessment, designation and monitoring of so-called technical services in vehicle approval procedures is carried out on the basis of DAkkS accreditation.