As a public sector organisation, this site will help you learn about the benefits of using accredited conformity assessment.

Quality infrastructure is required for the effective operation of domestic markets, and its international recognition is important to facilitate access to foreign markets. It relies on metrology, standardization, accreditation, conformity assessment, and market surveillance.

This site has been developed by the global quality infrastructure partners (INetQI) represented by the BIPM, IAF, IEC, ILAC, ISO, ITC, ITU, OIML, UNECE, World Bank Group, WTO and UNIDO to demonstrate how the quality infrastructure supports policy objectives.

We are always seeking examples to post on this website. If you have a great case study or research paper, please submit it to here.

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  • Recent Case Study

    The establishment of an National Accreditation Body in Ghana to reduce the cost of internationally accredited laboratories in the country: Making laboratory accreditation more accessible in Ghana

    Summary In order to make laboratory accreditation more accessible and less expensive, a National Accreditation Body is being established. This will allow more laboratories to access accreditation; it will also make available less expensive accreditation when full recognition from ILAC is achieved. The government is working together with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) […]


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    Strengthening the Quality of Essential and Vegetable Oils Exports from South Africa through Accreditation of Testing Laboratories

    Summary The Global Quality and Standards Programme South Africa (GQSP-SA) project, a SECO-funded, UNIDO-implemented project, has the objective of strengthening quality and standards compliance capacity in order to facilitate market access for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the essential and vegetable oils value chain destined for the food, health and cosmetic markets. One of […]


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    Improving the quality and safety of cassava derivatives in West Africa through accreditation of product certification bodies and testing laboratories under the ILAC MRA/IAF MLA

    Summary The cassava value chain is one of the priority value chains of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region. Cassava producers and processors rely greatly on accredited conformity assessment services to demonstrate the compliance of their products with regional and international standards. However, a study conducted by the United Nations Industrial Development […]


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    Sustaining accreditation in West Africa through multi-economy accreditation bodies: The Example of SOAC WAAS

    Summary To avoid conflicts of interest, guarantee independence and impartiality, accreditation bodies are non-competitive and non-profit; their activities are limited to inter-company training and accreditation of conformity assessment bodies. This very limited intervention framework is essential to maintain the credibility of accreditation throughout the world. However, such an approach can be costly for economies where […]


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    New accreditation services for economic growth and environmental assessment

    Summary Accreditation is one of the pillars of the Quality Infrastructure (QI). This attestation facilitates international trade, improves the quality and security of products, and fosters environmental protection. One of the most common barriers Colombian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) face is the lack of metrological, accreditation, and other QI institutions’ services. This barrier generates […]


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  • Recent Case Study

    Title Utilization of “JCSS” standard gas for monitoring exhaust gases in the atmospheric environment

    Summary To protect the environment, emission rates of exhaust gas in the atmospheric environment must be accurately measured and monitored. In Japan, standard gases, provided by accredited reference material producers (RMPs) under the “Japan Calibration Service System”, (JCSS) are used for the calibration of gas analyzers. Since these gases are traceable to the national measurement […]


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    Strengthening environmental validation & verification schemes through accreditation

    Summary Accreditation provides assurance that conformity assessment services are provided competently, including validation and verification services such as greenhouse gas validation/verification and verification of the carbon footprint of products. Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) is a IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) signatory for Greenhouse Gas Validation and Verification (ISO 14065). SLAB has expanded its scheme […]


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    Implementing a reliable certification system in food production chains.

    Summary On the way to PlanetProof strives for an agriculture in balance with the carrying capacity of our planet, emphasizing closed cycles of raw materials, and valued by society and the market. To achieve this, an integrated approach is needed, which involves working on sustainability in several themes in all links of the production chain. […]


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    Waste management in Poland

    Summary The management of generated waste in Poland is subject to the provisions of the Act on Waste, according to which different types of waste should be tested in accredited laboratories. National legal regulations are closely related to the requirements of European Union law and are of a complementary and executive nature. Accreditation of laboratories […]


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    Protection of the earth’s surface

    Summary Pursuant to the applicable provisions of law in Poland, soil sampling and testing of substances posing a risk to the protection of the earth’s surface should be performed by accredited testing laboratories. The Polish Centre for Accreditation (PCA) grants accreditation to laboratories conducting research on the pollution of the earth’s surface in a wide […]


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