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ATS Celebrates World Accreditation Day

ATS Celebrates World Accreditation Day
On 7 June, ATS celebrated World Accreditation Day in the amphitheater of the National Bank of Serbia. The event, which is traditionally held worldwide on 9 June, brought together colleagues from the quality infrastructure, auditors and experts, members of ATS bodies, and representatives of accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs).
The ceremony was opened by Mr. Nikola Vitas, Acting Assistant Minister of Economy, under the slogan “Accreditation: Empowering Tomorrow and Shaping the Future”. Mr. Dragan Pušara, Director of ATS, spoke about the ATS Strategy 2024-2026, which was adopted in the recent period. The strategy outlines the following goals:
 Reducing the burden on the economy
 Transitioning to a fully digital environment and incorporating AI
 Developing a new legislative framework for accreditation
 Expanding into new areas of accreditation in line with the needs of the economy
It was also highlighted that the Ministry of Economy has adopted a subsidy program for CABs entering initial or re-assessment at the rate of 60% of the total accreditation costs. The speakers also discussed the changes, i.e., the extension of the accreditation cycle from 4 to 5 years, the drafting of a new Law on Accreditation, a new accreditation scheme for greenhouse gas emission report verifiers (GHG verifiers), the maintenance of existing schemes and their transition to SRPS EN ISO/IEC 17043:2023 and SRPS EN ISO 15189:2023. The end of the program was marked by the awarding of accreditation certificates to accredited bodies.
ISS Representatives attended the celebration and took this opportunity to congratulate ATS on World Accreditation Day and, as before, offer all necessary support in the development of standards that will be used in the accreditation process.