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Q15. Why does the IAF CertSearch need to be mandatory?

02 Nov 2021

The proposed model would be made mandatory through Accreditation Bodies (ABs) and will have back-to-back contractual arrangements with QualityTrade and a clearly defined data sharing and management agreement between CBs and IAF Database LLC.
The current voluntary model has not worked and so a mandatory approach is the best option to ensure that CBs contribute to this vital global initiative.