Investigation regarding conformity assessment in the U.S.A. including laboratory accreditation and  self-declaration  March 1999

GTW Associates prepared this report, Investigation regarding conformity assessment in the U.S.A. including laboratory accreditation and  self-declaration in March 1999 for the Japan Standards Association (JSA).  The Report addresses six topics posed for investigation by JSA.  

Situation of A2LA recognition by NVCASE

Progress of Mutual Recognition between the USA and the EU           involving NVCASE                                                                            

The relationship between NELAC  and NACLA and NELACís recognition level among the general public

What is the role of SCC accreditation in the MRA between EU and Canada?  How are conformity assessment bodies in Canada to be recognized by the EU?

What is the recent movement and news concerning sector guides        for ISO 9001 in the U.S.?                                                                  

Research on labeling: (regarding the status of the following)

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product labeling law  

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how the increasing number of self-declarations by  suppliers is being dealt with  

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needs for product marks and/or labels  

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typical product marking system  

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reliability of the product certification program  

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other socially recognized certification system

 


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