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IAF Publishes 2023 MLA Report

25 Jun 2024

IAF has published its 2023 IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) Report, which highlights the activities carried out as part of the peer evaluation process to ensure that regulators, specifiers, and businesses can have confidence in the IAF MLA. It provides an overview of the IAF MLA in 2023, as well as information on document revisions and the formation of new task forces by the IAF MLA Committee and the IAF/ILAC Joint Management Committee.


The report shows significant growth in the numbers of IAF MLA sub-scopes, MLA signatories, and accredited conformity assessment bodies. Ten new schemes were approved as sub-scopes in 2023, with an additional ten under evaluation at the end of the year. IAF welcomed the Southern African Development Community Cooperation in Accreditation (SADCA), a Regional Accreditation Group Member, as a new IAF MLA signatory, as well as Accreditation Body Members Jordan Accreditation and Standardization System – Accreditation Unit (JAS-AU), Japan Accreditation Service for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (JASaff), and Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (KOLAS). The number of accredited conformity assessment bodies in relevant areas increased to 13,605.


Download the report here, or view it online here.


Download the accompanying infographic here.