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.

Slideshow Items

  • Recent Case Study

    Accreditation and certifications. Economic value and social benefits

    This 2020 study, conducted by Accredia (the Italian accreditation body) in collaboration with Prometeia, shows the economic and social value of quality infrastructure in Italy. Along with encouraging awareness about the benefits of conformity assessment, it seeks to engender understanding about how the diffusion of conformity assessment instruments can be an opportunity for national growth. […]


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  • Recent Case Study

    The Valencian Community requires accreditation for its urban control material (ECUV) collaborative bodies

    The Valencian Community’s Ministry of Territorial Policy, Public Works and Mobility has recently published Decree 62/2020, which regulates the actions of the Municipal Administration’s collaborating bodies for inspecting urban actions (ECUV) that will be responsible for carrying out compliance inspection and control actions with the municipal regulations of projects and execution of works, installations and […]


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  • Recent Case Study

    New accreditation scheme for certifying DGT courses for safe driving on motorcycles and mopeds

    Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) and ENAC have developed the accreditation scheme for certifying safe driving courses on motorcycles and mopeds, based on the international UNE EN-ISO/IEC 17065 standard. This scheme, which is part of the 2011-2020 Road Safety Strategy, has as one of its main objectives to achieve safer habits in these drivers as […]


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  • Latest research

    World Bank Group Infographic and data

    This short infographic provides data and examples to demonstrate the impact of the National Quality Infrastructure in terms of Enhanced Competitiveness Reduced Testing & Certification Burden Expanded and Open Markets Increased Innovation & Technology Diffusion Improved Efficiency Increased Productivity Gains Safety, Health, Environmental Application A more detailed description of how the QI enhances competition is […]


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  • Recent Case Study

    Valencia requires emissions control accreditation for activities that potentially pollute the atmosphere

    The Autonomous Region of Valencia’s Department of Agriculture, Environment, Climate Change and Rural Development has recently published the Decree 228/2018, which sets out procedures and atmospheric emission control system regulations for activities considered to potentially pollute the atmosphere. This Decree establishes that facilities with potentially polluting activities must present, to the competent authority granting the […]


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  • Recent Case Study

    First accredited laboratory to assess ICT product safety

    JTSEC has become the first ENAC-accredited laboratory to assess Information and Communications Technology (ICT) product safety according to LINCE methodology, the National Essential Security Certification scheme developed by the National Cryptologic Centre (CCN), which aims to provide more guarantees for cybersecurity certification in Spain. The LINCE certification and assessment methodology enables assessment of an ICT […]


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  • Recent Case Study

    First formaldehyde emissions accreditations allowing timber products into the US market

    The Metallurgy, Furniture, Wood, Packaging and Polishing Technology Institute, AIDIMME, and the FCBA technology Institute have obtained ENAC’s accreditation for firstly testing and certification, and secondly for certification of low emission formaldehyde wood by-products, therefore complying with the U.S. (TSCA) Toxic Substances Control Act. This regulation was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]


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  • Recent Case Study

    The KENAS H&S Team publish a paper on ISO 15189 implementation in Kenya

    During the 25th Annual Scientific and Exhibition Conference for the Association of Kenya Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers (AKMLSO), the KENAS Health and Safety team published a paper titled: Comparison of Measurement Uncertainty Values across Clinical Chemistry Laboratories in Kenya. Robert Njuguna, Case Officer, Health and Safety at KENAS and James Sakwa of MMUST did research […]


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  • Recent Supporting Material

    The Missing Links In The Chains? Mutual Distributed Ledger (aka blockchain) Standards

    Mutual distributed ledger (MDL, aka blockchain) technology has the potential to bring new opportunities and efficiencies to the financial industry. As with any new technology, MDLs expose organisations to new risks. Regulators have responsibility for protecting consumers and overseeing the integrity of markets. Regulators respond to risks in two main ways: through the development of […]


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  • Recent Supporting Material

    Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals with ISO standards

    Regulators can rely on ISO standards as a solid base on which to create public policy that helps further SDG goals such as human rights, water and energy efficiency, public health, and more. Recognized the world over, International Standards also help governments achieve their national and international commitments. Read more.


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