The West African Accreditation System (WAAS) was accepted on 25 April 2022 as a signatory member of the African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC). This recognition relates to testing laboratories (ISO IEC 17025); calibration laboratories (ISO IEC 17025) and medical laboratories (ISO 15189). A few days later, on 14 May 2022, the Resident Representative and Director General of SOAC, Mr Marcel Gbaguidi, signed the mutual recognition agreements of the International Laboratory Cooperation (ILAC).
It is in this context of excellence and a first in West Africa that the 4th General Assembly (GA) of SOAC was held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on 12 May 2022.
Word Accreditation Day 22: Ivorian Government Declaration
Hon. S. Diarrassouba, Minister of Trade, Industry and SMEs Promotion
"Engage in the accreditation process with SOAC, in order to make the various services and services more reliable".
“I would therefore like to take this opportunity to invite all conformity assessment bodies to quickly apply for SOAC accreditation.”
Commissioner Paul Koffi KOFFI took part in the governance meetings of the West African Accreditation System (SOAC) which were held on May 12 and 13, 2022 in Abidjan
SOAC International Recognition: Passport to global value chains