European Cooperation for Accreditation of Laboratories (EAL)
31 May 1994, on coming into force of a memorandum of understanding. Arises from merger of U-XF5275 - Western European Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (WELAC), which had been set up 6 Dec 1990, Amsterdam (Netherlands), on signature of a memorandum of understanding by delegations of 17 EC and EFTA states, and U-XF5276 - Western European Calibration Cooperation (WECC), which had existed since 1975, being formalized, 9 Jun 1989, Copenhagen (Denmark), on signature of a Memorandum of Understanding, addendum signed 7 Dec 1990, Reykjavik (Iceland). Ceased to exist, Nov 1997, when merged with H-XD4081 - European Accreditation of Certification (EAC) to form F-XF4529 - European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA).
Build up and maintain mutual confidence among nationally recognized accreditation schemes operated by members and associate members and comprising the accreditation bodies themselves and their accredited laboratories and activities; support implementation by accreditation bodies of European standards for laboratory accreditation; open and maintain channels for continuous flow of technical knowledge between accreditation schemes operated by members and associate members and other relevant bodies; maintain and develop multilateral agreements on equivalence of operation of calibration and testing laboratory accreditation schemes administered by members and on acceptance of certificates and reports issued by laboratories accredited by them, based on mutual confidence; maintain and develop bilateral agreements between EAL agreement group(s), consisting of signatories to EAL multilateral agreements and accreditation bodies that are not members of EAL, or regional systems of such accreditation bodies, on the equivalence of operation of calibration and testing laboratory accreditation schemes administered by them and on acceptance of certificates and reports issued by laboratories accredited by them, based on mutual confidence; represent the European conformity assessment community in the field.
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General Assembly (annual), comprising up to 2 representatives per state, one representing calibration laboratory scheme(s) and the other testing laboratory accreditation scheme(s) in that state, plus Chairman and Secretary. Executive Committee.
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