If, for any valid reason (e.g. national regulatory or governmental requirements) an AB or CB is prohibited from meeting these requirements, the AB or CB will need to provide an appropriate justification to either IAF (ABs) or their AB(s) (CBs). These provisions will be included in the amended IAF CertSearch Principles.
Appropriate sanctions on CBs for non-compliance will be defined by each AB. To enable consistency of application by ABs, further guidance will be created by the MLA Committee and DMC on the transition period for implementation and sanctions for CBs.