Category: IAF Liaisons

Now is the Hour to Seize the Power of Conformity Assessment

When ISO leaders announced the signing of the London Declaration at the recent General Assembly, it wasn’t the first nor the last organization to commit to change or actions that contribute to net-zero carbon emissions and commitments such as the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet the difference is that ISO’s declaration – which is to ensure ISO standards accelerate the achievement of such commitments – is one that can underpin them all.

ISO 14065:2020 Published

John C. Shideler, PhDPresident, Futurepast Inc. In December 2020, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the 3rd edition of ISO 14065, a document that has been used since 2007 to establish and manage bodies performing validation and verification of greenhouse gas statements. ISO TC 207, the working […]

My Vision for INetQI

Merih Malmqvist NilssonINetQI chair 2018-2020Merih Quality Consulting AB My term as the International Network on Quality Infrastructure (INetQI) Chair has ended – a role that I thoroughly enjoyed. While I shall no longer be leading the efforts of this group, I shall continue to be involved in other […]

Quality Infrastructure (QI): A Rising Topic for Development

Results from the World Bank Group Survey of QI Development Partners Bin Zhai, QI Specialist,Wafa’a M. Aranki, QI Global Lead The Quality Infrastructure (QI) system comprises the organizations (public and private), policies, and relevant legal and regulatory frameworks and practices needed to support and enhance the […]

Advancing Conformity Assessment for the New Digital Age

Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento Managing Director, Digitalization, Technology & Agri-Business at UNIDO Today, we are at the early stages of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), which brings physical and biological systems into the digital realm. From artificial intelligence to mobile supercomputing, we are at the start of a new […]

Medical devices gain support from more regulators

Grant Ramaley The medical device trade is not like any other. It impacts individuals ranging from the unborn to those requiring support in older age. Regulating these devices has never been more important, especially for developing countries that are writing their medical device regulations. More regulators, including the […]

WTO: Aid for Trade 2019 Session

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 […]