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Developing Egypt's quality infrastructure

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Accreditation | Certification | Legal metrology | Scientific metrology | Standardization

BSI, UKAS and the Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment (SWEDAC) partnered with the Egyptian Accreditation Council (EGAC) to develop Egypt’s quality infrastructure further.

Over three years the partners proposed reforms to the regulatory and legislative framework in line with EU best practice. They also helped build EGAC’s institutional and technical capacity through a range of training programmes and study visits for assessors and experts. This component focused on obtaining international recognition for formal multilateral agreements with ILAC and IAF, as well as establishing relations with European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA).

The project succeeded in raising international awareness of EGAC and enhancing its capacity. As a result Egypt is now a signatory to ILAC and IAF and is part of an EA cooperation agreement under the auspices of the regional accreditation body, Arab Accreditation.

In a follow on project BSI, NMRO and NPL, along with the German and Czech National Metrology Institutes, are partnering with the Egyptian National Institute of Standards (NIS) to strengthen its institutional and technical capability.

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Developing Egypt's quality infrastructure