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Press Release,
International Affairs

DAkkS had suspended all activities in Iran in 2012

DAkkS perspectively intends to resume its accreditation activities in Iran. The German accreditation body is thus responding to the positive political developments surrounding the controversy about the country's nuclear programme. With the coming into force of the easing of economic sanctions foreseen in the agreement of 14 July 2015 in Vienna ("Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action") the accreditation of Iranian bodies is expected to become possible again.

Technical Information,
Organic Production

According to ISO/IEC 17065

From 20th to 21st May 2015, the third international training for assessors of Organic Production according to ISO/IEC 17065 takes place in Berlin, organized by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS). Its aim is to achieve an effective, risk-oriented surveillance of control bodies and the overall harmonization of international accreditation of certification bodies active in organic production.

Press Release,
International Affairs

Harmonisation of the accreditation practice

A new document from the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) provides national accreditation bodies with an important tool in future. This is intended to advance the harmonisation of the accreditation practice in the legally regulated sector in Europe.

Press Release,

Evaluation process by the European co-operation for Accreditation

DAkkS has successfully undergone the evaluation process by the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA). The EA team visited the Berlin offices of DAkkS from 12-19 September and also participated in fifteen assessments performed by DAkkS at conformity assessment bodies throughout Germany. Overall, the evaluators rated the assessment work performed by DAkkS as good.

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