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Intertek achieves accreditation

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Intertek, a leading total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide, has announced that it has gained full ISO 17025 accreditation for three products (gasoline, diesel and jet fuel) in two key locations in the US. In order to achieve ISO 17025 accreditation, a laboratory has to demonstrate a robust quality system and be deemed technically competent.

In May 2016, the Mexican Ministry released NOM-015, which stated that all imports into Mexico must be ISO 17025 accredited and be registered with the government. In response to this regulation, Intertek registered 11 ISO 17025 accredited laboratories with the Mexican Ministry in order to adhere to the new regulations:

  • Houston, US.
  • New Orleans, US.
  • San Francisco, US.
  • Nederland, US.
  • Corpus Christi, US.
  • Altamira, Mexico.
  • Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.
  • Panama.
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • UAE.
  • Singapore.

As of 29th October 2016, the Mexican Ministry implemented a new regulation NOM-016 imposing all imports into Mexico to be tested by an inspection company with ISO 17025 accredited test methods. Intertek was the first inspection company to achieve full compliance with NOM-016, by providing full ISO 17025 accredited test methods for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel in two of their laboratories (Houston and New Orleans). Intertek are now looking to gain full ISO 17025 accredited test methods in another six key locations in the US in the coming months.

“This achievement demonstrates Intertek’s commitment to continuous improvement and developing the highest levels of total quality assurance,” said James Ignatovich, Senior Vice President, Cargo and Analytical Assessment, USA. “Each lab is positioned in a strategic location to ensure we can fully support product export businesses.”

In response to this new regulation, Intertek have also accelerated the accreditation of their global network of laboratories, to complement the 90 laboratories already ISO 17025 accredited within the cargo assurance division.

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