Cooperation with the Maccedonian Chambers of Commerce


Within the established cooperation between the Maccedonian Chambers of Commerce (MCC) and the Institute for Accreditation of the Republic of Macedonia (IARM) on June 15, 2016 a press conference was held under the title “Accreditation - support for strengthening the national economy and passport for free exit to foreign markets”.


The conference aims at emphasizing the role of accreditation as an internationally recognized and proven tool for building a strong and competitive domestic economy and supporting the idea of ​​free trade, free movement of goods and services worldwide. As a result of the work of the Institute for Accreditation of the Republic of Macedonia as the only national accreditation body recognized by the international organizations for accreditation, accreditation as a tool and its benefits are smoothly accessible to domestic economic operators interested to offer or use accredited services for inspection, testing, calibration and certification on the market.


Thanks to the validity of international agreements on mutual recognition of the accreditation results EA-MLA, ILAC-MRA and IAF-MLA for the following areas: testing, calibration, inspection, product certification, medical laboratories, which are also signed by the Institute for Accreditation of the Republic of Macedonia with the international accreditation organizations, domestic products and services in export and rank on foreign markets accompanied by documents issued by the Macedonian accredited bodies for conformity assessment, do not need re-examination, testing or certification.


Also, as an active partner of the economy, the IARM in cooperation with the Maccedonian Chambers of Commerce, on June 23, 2016 held a training on the following topic: “Accreditation - promoting healthy domestic economy and smooth competitiveness of Macedonian companies on foreign markets."


Lectures were delivered by Dragan Velevski - Head of Department for Laboratory Accreditation and Quality Manager of the IARM. On the training were discussed issues regarding the significance of accreditation, accreditation procedure, the areas in which it is applied and its benefits for the economy.


The ultimate objective of the training was to make the businessmen pay attention on the use of accreditation as an easier way of ensuring greater competitiveness in terms of quality of products and services offered on the domestic and foreign markets.