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Evolving Economies Policy

A 30% reduction in EQA fees (for three years) is available to laboratories from countries defined and listed in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook as emerging and developing economies. 


This is conditional upon the laboratory agreeing to continual participation in EQA at full cost for a minimum of a further two years. This does not include the annual GenQA registration fee which must be paid in full.


List of eligible countries

The current list of countries defined as emerging and developing economies by the IMF.


Application process for reduced EQA fees

A laboratory mustprovide a formal letter of application to GenQA ( together with the following evidence:



After a period of review and verification, a successful applicant will receive a formal letter of acceptance. The final decision regarding fee reduction lies with the GenQA Director.


Changes to a laboratory’s status

A laboratory receiving a fee reduction is obliged to inform GenQA of any significant changes to the application criteria within one calendar month of a change.  Once the agreed period of fee reduction has expired, the laboratory will be invoiced the full cost for EQA participation.