IAF hosted its annual General Assembly Meetings in Frankfurt in October 21-30 in partnership with ILAC. A record 500 delegates contributed to advancing the technical and operational work of the organisation, as well as approving some significant decisions. The most notable decision involved both IAF and ILAC Members […]
Work continued to expand the membership, scope and coverage of the IAF MLA at the recent IAF Annual General Meetings.
The newly established INetQI is a group consisting of organisations with an interest in developing and promoting quality infrastructure (QI) activities. IAF participated in December in the 3rd meeting of the newly established INetQI, a group consisting of international organisations with an interest in developing and promoting quality […]
IAF and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of training for ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). ICAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations, ICAO was created in 1944 to promote the safe and […]
Reinaldo Figueiredo, Senior Program Director at the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has been elected as Chair of the ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment (ISOCASCO) for the 2020 to 2021 term. ISO CASCO, which develops standards and addresses issues related to conformity assessment, counts 108 participating national member […]
The validation or verification of information declared in claims is a key way of demonstrating that what is said is reliable and true. ISO/IEC 17029 – Conformity assessment – General requirements for verification and validation bodies was published on 30 October 2019, and will ensure the validators and verifiers […]
As a key stakeholder, IAF continues to pursue different avenues to work closely with the WTO. At the IAF General Assembly in 2018, Dr Aik Hoe Lim, Director Trade and Environment Division World Trade Organization, provided IAF with guidance on how it might better promote itself with trade […]
INetQI Chair, Merih Malmqvist Nilsson, took part in Aid for Trade 2019 session: “Quality infrastructure for trade: Better quality, better trade”, organised by The World Bank Group and the WTO, to promote how an effective Quality Infrastructure (QI) is essential to access market opportunities through international trade. The […]
Former IAF Association Members, IFIA and CEOC, have merged to form the TIC Council to be a new voice in the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) industry. The organisation brings together more than 90 member companies and organisations from around the world that employ around a million people […]
IAF Regional Member, EA, has started to measure its performance to track how it serves the European market and delivers confidence for the EU Commission, Regulators and Industry. It is also making good progress to raise its profile to its key constituencies and stakeholders.