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Press Release,
Technical Assistance

Closing event in Baku

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). Aside from the project results, the focus of the event was on looking ahead to the future of AzAK.

Press Release,
International

Bilateral exchange

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.

Press Release,
International

Within the framework of the EU-Twinning project

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), Namig Aliyev, along with high-ranking members of Parliament and the Office of the President for talks in Berlin. The visit to DAkkS was an important stop during a five-day study trip organised and supported by DAkkS within the framework of the EU-Twinning project.

Press Release,
DAkkS contributes to the reduction of technical barriers to trade

In cooperation with the DIN

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”.

Press Release,
Sixth annual meeting

German-Indian Quality Infrastructure working group

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.

Press Release,
Cooperation

Accreditation in the sustainability field

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.

Press Release,
Midterm conference in Azerbaijan

To strengthen the national accreditation body in Azerbaijan (AZAK)

Since mid-2017, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (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.

Technical Information,
Calibration laboratories

DKD will in future revise and update

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.

Event,
6th international assessor training

Organic Production

Berlin, 7th May 2018 – From 14 to 15 May 2018, the sixth international training for assessors of accreditation bodies for Organic Production according to ISO/IEC 17065 continues with its objective to achieve an effective, risk-oriented surveillance of control bodies and the overall harmonization of international accreditation of certification bodies.

Technical Information,
Testing and calibration laboratories

Process of conversion

German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) is currently preparing the process of conversion to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard. The new version of the globally applicable standard for the laboratory sector was drawn up by the competent committee for conformity assessment (CASCO) at the international standardisation body ISO and published in English at the end of November. The German version of the standard is due to appear in spring.

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