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Q11. How is IAF CertSearch currently funded?

02 Nov 2021

IAF CertSearch was originally structured to be funded through a cross-sales arrangement with a supply-chain promotion database called MarketPlace. However, due to concerns raised by stakeholders about the cross-selling of services to Certified Entities the connection with MarketPlace was discontinued. This means that QualityTrade is currently maintaining IAF CertSearch free of charge. This is not a viable or sustainable option for either party and so the IAF Database Management Committee has investigated several options with stakeholders and QualityTrade and has put forward a recommended option for IAF Members to consider and give feedback on, before a final vote on proposed changes in 2022.