EA – European co-operation for Accreditation – is the Regional Accreditation Group for the Europe region, recognised by both the International Accreditation Forum and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation.
EA describes itself as, ‘formally appointed by the European Commission in Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 to develop and maintain a multilateral agreement of mutual recognition, the EA MLA, based on a harmonized accreditation infrastructure.
The EA MLA exists to facilitate fair trade, ensure product and service quality and reduce technical barriers to trade.
EA currently has 49 Members. The EA Members are National Accreditation Bodies (NAB) that are officially recognized by their national governments to assess and verify – against international standards – organizations that carry out conformity assessment activities such as certification, verification, inspection, testing and calibration.’
IIOA is an EA Recognized Stakeholder.