International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)
The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) is an international cooperation between the various laboratory accreditation schemes operated throughout the world. ILAC first started as a conference in 1977 with the aim of developing international cooperation for facilitating trade by promotion of the acceptance of accredited test and calibration results.
Recognizing the need to strengthen the links between accreditation and metrology and to cooperate and to coordinate the actions of the BIPM and ILAC in respect of their tasks related to national and international measurement infrastructure, the CIPM and ILAC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 3 November 2001. This MoU was reaffirmed in 2012 and again in 2016.