The Egyptian Accreditation Council, EGAC is established by the Presidential Decree number 312/1996 and re-organized by the Presidential Decree number 248/2006 as the sole national body for the assessment and accreditation of conformity assessment bodies in Egypt performing testing/ calibration Laboratories, inspection and certification of products & systems as well as personnel. EGAC is headed by the Minister of Trade & Industry and governed by a board of 14 members, representing all stakeholders and concerned bodies.
In the period from 12 - 17 February 2017, EGAC was under International Evaluation of ILAC/IAF implemented by international evaluation team assigned by both organizations.
This successful evaluation will lead EGAC - after finalizing all findings released from the team - to renewal of its signatory status for new 4 years up to 2021.
EGAC is a signatory member of ILAC/IAF in accreditation of testing labs, calibration labs, medical labs, inspection bodies and accreditation of certification bodies in QMS and EMS.
EGAC was evaluated also in FSMS as EGAC requested extension of its scope of accreditation to include FSMS.
I wish to thank all my colleagues for their effort and devotion previous and during evaluation.