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Opening meeting of the inaugural APAC annual meetings in Singapore, June 2019

David Crucefix, IOAS Executive Director, attended the annual meetings of the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) on June 17-21, 2019 which took place in Singapore. APAC is a regional member of the International Accreditation Forum and IOAS is a full MRA signatory at both APAC and IAF level. APAC, after a merger of the previous laboratory accreditation group (APLAC) and the certification regional group (PAC), is now the largest IAF regional group and brings together ABs to manage their mutual recognition arrangement and discuss and develop common interpretations of accreditation in many sectors. David was appointed co-convener of the Product Certification working group under which organic certification sits.

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Organic Textiles

GOTS, TE

Organic Cosmetics

COSMOS, NATRUE

Sustainable Agriculture

ISO/IEC 17065 & other Assessment and Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

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