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Resolution Number Resolution Resolution Content Location and Agenda Item
2021-01
Acceptance of Apologies and Proxies
The General Assembly received and accepted the list of apologies for non-attendance and accepted the notifications of proxies by Members.
Virtual IAF35-2
2021-02
Approval of the Agenda
The General Assembly adopted the draft Agenda (ref IAF GA35_3).
Virtual IAF35-3
2021-03
Minutes of the Thirty-fourth Meeting
The General Assembly approved the draft Minutes as a true record of the Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting, held via Zoom on 05 November 2020 (ref IAF GA35_4).
Virtual IAF35-4
2021-04
Report by the IAF Chair
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chairman as presented (ref IAF GA35_5).
Virtual IAF35-5
2021-05
Report on the IAF Strategic Plan Process
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Vice-Chair on progress of implementation of the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.
Virtual IAF35-5.1
2021-06
Report on the Status of the Establishment of a Single International Organization for Accreditation
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report on progress of forming a single international organization for accreditation (ref IAF GA35_5.2, GA 35_5.2B).
Virtual IAF35-5.2
2021-07
Database Management Committee Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report on progress of the IAF CertSearch Database for Accredited Management Systems Certifications (ref IAF GA35_5.3A, GA35_5.3B, GA35_5.3C, GA35_5.3D).
Virtual IAF35-5.3
2021-08
Quality Manager’s Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Quality Manager.
Virtual IAF35-5.4
2021-09
Treasurer’s Report on the Financial Operations of IAF in 2020
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report on the Financial Affairs of IAF and the Report of the Financial Auditor on the Financial Operations of IAF, December 31, 2020 as presented (ref IAF GA35_6.1A, GA35_6.1B).
Virtual IAF35-6.1
2021-10
Financial Oversight Committee Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report of the Financial Oversight Committee (ref IAF GA35_6.2), as presented and endorsed the recommendations and agreed that the 2020 financial accounts be accepted.
Virtual IAF35-6.2
2021-11
IAF Budget for 2022
The General Assembly approved the IAF Budget for 2022, as submitted by the Treasurer (ref IAF GA35_6.3A, IAF GA35_6.3B).
Virtual IAF35-6.3
2021-12
Current Membership
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report by the Secretary on the current IAF membership as of November 2021.
Virtual IAF35-7
2021-13
MoU Membership
    The General Assembly received the Secretary’s report on new IAF MoU members, since the 2020 General Assembly (in order of the date of membership approval):
       
      • • The Center for Accreditation State Unitary Enterprise (O’ZAKK)
      • • The Unified National Body of Accreditation - Accreditation Centre (Georgian Accreditation Centre - GAC)
      • • The Association of Accredited Certification Bodies (AACB)
Virtual IAF35-7
2021-14
COVID-19 FAQ Task Force Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the COVID-19 FAQ Task Force (ref IAF GA35_8.1).
Virtual IAF35-8.1
2021-15
Technical Committee
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chair of the Technical Committee (ref IAF GA35_9.1A, IAF GA35_9.1B).
Virtual IAF35-9.1
2021-16
MLA Committee
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chair of the MLA Committee (ref IAF GA35_9.2).
Virtual IAF35-9.2
2021-17
Regional Accreditation Group IAF MLA Scope Extensions
    The General Assembly noted the MLA scope extensions, since the 2020 General Assembly, of the following IAF Regional Accreditation Group members:
 
  • APACSub-Scope: Level 4: ICAO CORSIA ETM - Volume IV, ISO 14064-3, ISO 14066; Level 5: ICAO CORSIA SARPs - Annex 16 Volume IV
  • EA, APAC - Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003, FSSC 22000 Scheme Part 3 – Requirements for the Certification Process, FSSC 22000 Scheme Part 4 – Requirements for Certification Bodies; Sub-Scope Level 5: FSSC 22000 Scheme Part 2 – Requirements for organizations to be audited
Virtual IAF35-9.2
2021-18
New AB IAF MLA Signatories
    The General Assembly noted the admissions to the IAF MLA, since the 2020 General Assembly, of the following IAF Accreditation Body Members:
     
  • GAC GCC Economies (APAC) - Main Scope: Product Certification – ISO/IEC 17065
Virtual IAF35-9.2
2021-19
AB IAF MLA Scope Extensions
    The General Assembly noted the MLA scope extensions, since the 2020 General Assembly, of the following IAF Accreditation Body Members:
 
  • DSM Malaysia (APAC) - Main-Scope: Person Certification – ISO/IEC 17024
 
  • EIAC United Arab Emirates, KAB Republic of Korea (APAC) - Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC 27006; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO/IEC 27001
 
  • CNAS China, EIAC United Arab Emirates, JAB Japan (APAC), COFRAC France, SAS Switzerland (EA), INACAL-DA Peru (IAAC) - Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC TS 17021-10; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 45001
 
  • ANAB United States, CNAS China, JAB Japan, TAF Chinese Taipei (APAC) - Sub-Scope: Level 4: ICAO CORSIA ETM - Volume IV, ISO 14064-3, ISO 14066; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ICAO CORSIA SARPs - Annex 16 Volume IV
 
  • BoA Vietnam, JAB Japan, KAB Republic of Korea (APAC) – Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 13485
 
  • INACAL-DA Peru, SAE Ecuador (IAAC) – Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC 17021-2, Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 14001
 
  • SADCAS Southern Africa (AFRAC) – Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 22000
 
  • IOAS United States (APAC) - Sub-Scope: Level 4: GLOBALG.A.P. IFA General Regulations; Subscope: Level 5: GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Control Points and Compliance Criteria
 
  • AA Austria, ACCREDIA Italy, BELAC Belgium, CAI Czech Republic, COFRAC France, DAkkS Germany, DANAK Denmark, ENAC Spain, ESYD Greece, FINAS Finland, INAB Ireland, IPAC Portugal, PCA Poland, RENAR Romania, RvA Netherlands, SAS Switzerland, SWEDAC Sweden, TURKAK Turkey, UKAS United Kingdom (EA); ANAB United States, EMA Mexico, IAS United States, JAS-ANZ Australia, KAB Republic of Korea, KAN Indonesia, NABCB India (APAC) - Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003, FSSC 22000 Scheme Part 3 – Requirements for the Certification Process, FSSC 22000 Scheme Part 4 – Requirements for Certification Bodies; Sub-Scope Level 5: FSSC 22000 Scheme Part 2 – Requirements for organizations to be audited
 
  • UKAS United Kingdom (EA) - Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003, FAMI-QS Rules for CBs; Sub-Scope: Level 5: FAMI-QS Certification Scheme
Virtual IAF35-9.2
2021-20
IAF and Foundation FSSC 22000 MLA Agreement
The General Assembly noted that the IAF-Foundation FSSC 22000 MLA Agreement had been approved by letter-ballot. In accordance with this Agreement and IAF PL3 Policies and Procedures for the Expansion of the Scope of the IAF MLA, the FSSC 22000 Certification Scheme has been endorsed as an IAF MLA sub-scope under the Main Scope of Management Systems Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1.
Virtual IAF35-9.2
2021-21
IAF Validation & Verification MLA Structure
The General Assembly noted that, on the recommendation of the IAF Executive Committee, IAF Members had endorsed by letter-ballot the IAF MLA sub-scope expansion to the IAF Validation & Verification MLA under ISO/IEC 17029:2019 to include sub-scopes as included in IAF TC paper “IAF TC-04.1.1.20-1”.
Virtual IAF35-9.2
2021-22
IAF Validation & Verification MLA Structure
    The General Assembly noted that, on the recommendation of the IAF Executive Committee, IAF Members had endorsed by letter-ballot the transition to a single IAF Validation & Verification MLA under ISO/IEC 17029:2019 under the following conditions:
 
  • • Assessor Competence requirements for the transition to ISO/IEC 17029:2019: Competent for ISO 14065:2013, IAF MD 14, IAF MD 6 + training on ISO/IEC 17029:2019 by competent persons.
  • • An on-site or remote assessment against the full ISO/IEC 17029:2019 be done on Validation and Verification Bodies before granting accreditation against ISO/IEC 17029:2019.
  • • For ABs currently an MLA signatory to the main scope ISO 14065:2013: After the AB successfully transitions its IAF MLA signatory status to include ISO/IEC 17029:2019, the AB will be a signatory to both the main scope ISO/IEC 17029 and the level 4 sub-scope ISO 14065.
  • • The IAF MLA for the main scope ISO 14065:2013 will cease existing at the end of the transition deadline to ISO 14065:2020 as stipulated in IAF Resolution 2019-19.
 
    Required actions from Regional Accreditation Groups that are signatories to the IAF Validation & Verification MLA under ISO 14065:2013 have to be followed as included in the report of the IAF MLAC of 29 April 2021.
Virtual IAF35-9.2
2021-23
Development Support Committee (DSC)
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chair of the Development Support Committee (ref IAF GA35_9.3).
Virtual IAF35-9.3
2021-24
Communications and Marketing Committee (CMC)
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chair of the Communications and Marketing Committee (ref IAF GA35_9.4).
Virtual IAF35-9.4
2021-25
User Advisory Committee (UAC)
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chair of the User Advisory Committee (ref IAF GA35_9.5).
Virtual IAF35-9.5
2021-26
Conformity Assessment Body Advisory Committee (CABAC)
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chair of the Conformity Assessment Body Advisory Committee (ref IAF GA35_9.6).
Virtual IAF35-9.6
2021-27
Accreditation Body Information Exchange Group (ABIEG)
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Co-Chairs of the Accreditation Body Information Exchange Group (ref IAF GA35_9.7).
Virtual IAF35-9.7
2021-28
IAF/ILAC Joint Working Group A-Series
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the IAF/ILAC Joint Working Group A-Series (ref IAF GA35_9.8).
Virtual IAF35-9.8
2021-29
Regional Accreditation Group Reports
The General Assembly received with appreciation the reports provided by AFRAC, APAC, ARAC, EA, IAAC and SADCA (ref IAF GA35_10.1, IAF GA35_10.2, IAF GA35_10.3, IAF GA35_10.4, IAF GA35_10.5, IAF GA35_10.6).
Virtual IAF35-10
2021-30
Election of IAF Directors
    The General Assembly congratulated the following Directors on election to the IAF Board for a three-year term ending at the 2024 General Assembly (ref IAF GA35_11):
 
  • • Mr. Emanuele Riva (ACCREDIA) elected as IAF Chair for an initial three-year term.
  • • Ms. Lori Gillespie (ANAB) elected as IAF Vice-Chair for an initial three-year term.
  • • Mr. Emmanuoil Geneiatakis (FAMI-QS) elected as Director representing Users and Industry Association Members for an initial three-year term.
 
    Notes:
 
    1. Mr. Ekanit Romyanon (NSC) will complete his first term as Director Representing Low and Medium Income Economies at the 2022 General Assembly Meeting.
Virtual IAF35-11
2021-31
Election of Committee Chairs
    The General Assembly congratulated the following members elected as IAF Committee Chairs for a three-year term ending at the 2024 General Assembly (ref IAF GA35_11):
 
  • • Mr. Brahim Houla (GAC [GCC]) elected as Communications and Marketing Committee Chair for a second and final three-year term.
  • • Mr. Emmanuoil Geneiatakis (FAMI-QS) elected as User Advisory Committee Chair for an initial three-year term.
  • • Mr. Kevin Belson (UKAS) elected as Technical Committee Chair for an initial three-year term.
  • • Ms. Kylie Sheehan (JAS-ANZ) elected as MLA Committee Chair for an initial three-year term.
  • • Mr. Carlos Martin Echeverria (SAE) elected as Development Support Committee Chair for an initial three-year term.
 
    Notes:
 
    1. The Director representing Users and Industry Association Members is automatically the Chair of the User Advisory Committee (UAC) as per IAF PL5.
 
    2. The Director Representing Low and Medium Income Economy ABs is automatically a Co-Chair of the ABIEG as per IAF PL5.
 
    3. Ekanit Romyanon (NSC) will complete his first term as Co-Chair of the ABIEG at the 2022 General Assembly.
Virtual IAF35-11
2021-32
Membership of the Financial Oversight Committee (FOC)
The General Assembly agreed to appoint Michael Berger (PEFC) for a second and final three-year term as FOC Association Member for the complete years of 2022, 2023, and 2024 (ref IAF GA35_11).
Virtual IAF35-11
2021-33
Membership of the Financial Oversight Committee (FOC)
The General Assembly noted that two nominations had been received for the position of FOC Accreditation Body Member for the complete years of 2022, 2023, and 2024, and that the successful candidate will be confirmed via letter-ballot following the General Assembly. (ref IAF GA35_11).
Virtual IAF35-11
2021-34
Outgoing Leadership
The General Assembly expressed its appreciation to Mr. Xiao Jianhua (IAF Chair), Mr. Emanuele Riva (outgoing IAF Vice-Chair and incoming IAF Chair), Ms. Sheronda Jeffries (Director Representing Users and Industry Association Members), Mr. Steve Keeling (TC Chair), Mr. Norman Brunner (MLA Committee Chair), Ms. Andrea Barroso Melo (IAF DSC Chair), Mr. Keith Greenaway (IAF Treasurer) and Mr. Roger Muse (Interim IAF Treasurer) for their dedicated service to IAF (ref IAF GA35_11).
Virtual IAF35-11
2020-01
Acceptance of Apologies and Proxies
The General Assembly received and accepted the list of apologies for non-attendance and accepted the notifications of proxies by Members.
Virtual IAF34-2
2020-02
Approval of the Agenda
The General Assembly adopted the draft Agenda.
Virtual IAF34-3
2020-03
Minutes of the Thirty-third Meeting
The General Assembly approved the draft Minutes as a true record of the Thirty-third Annual Meeting, held in Frankfurt, Germany on 28 and 30 October 2019.
Virtual IAF34-4
2020-04
Minutes of the Nineteenth Joint General Assembly
The General Assembly approved the Minutes of the 19th IAF/ILAC Joint General Assembly, held in Frankfurt on 29 October 2019, as a true and accurate record of the meeting.
Virtual IAF34-5
2020-05
Report by the IAF Chair
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chairman as presented.
Virtual IAF34-6
2020-06
Report on the IAF Strategic Plan Process
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Vice-Chair on progress of implementation of the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.
Virtual IAF34-6.1
2020-07
Report on the Status of the Establishment of a Single International Organization for Accreditation
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report on progress of forming a single international organization for accreditation.
Virtual IAF34-6.2
2020-08
Database Management Committee Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report on progress of the IAF CertSearch Database for Accredited Management Systems Certificates.
Virtual IAF34-6.3
2020-09
Quality Manager’s Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Quality Manager.
Virtual IAF34-6.4
2020-10
Treasurer’s Report on the Financial Operations of IAF in 2019
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report on the Financial Affairs of IAF and the Report of the Financial Auditor on the Financial Operations of IAF, December 31, 2019 as presented.
Virtual IAF34-7.1
2020-11
Financial Oversight Committee Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report of the Financial Oversight Committee (ref IAF GA34_7.2), as presented and endorsed the recommendations and agreed that the 2019 financial accounts be accepted.
Virtual IAF34-7.2
2020-12
IAF Budget for 2021
The General Assembly approved the IAF Budget for 2021, as submitted by the Treasurer.
Virtual IAF34-7.3
2020-13
Current Membership
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report by the Secretary on the current IAF membership as of October 2020.
Virtual IAF34-8
2020-14
MoU Membership
The General Assembly received the Secretary’s report on new IAF MoU members, since the 2019 General Assembly (in order of the date of membership approval) :
  • • Ghana National Accreditation Service (GhaNAS)
  • • Nigeria National Accreditation System (NiNAS)
  • • IFS Management GmbH (IFS)
  • • West African Accreditation System (SOAC)
Virtual IAF34-8
2020-15
COVID-19 FAQ Task Force Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the COVID-19 FAQ Task Force.
Virtual IAF34-9.1
2020-16
IAF COVID-19 FAQs
The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Executive Committee, endorses the IAF COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as developed and published by the IAF COVID-19 FAQ Task Force. The General Assembly further endorses the IAF COVID-19 FAQ Task Force to continue its work on a temporary basis dependent on the evolution of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The General Assembly acknowledges and accepts that standards and other normative documents do not cover specific requirements for all situations that can occur. In this case, IAF COVID-19 FAQs have regulated the unanticipated situation of the pandemic. For this reason, when an accreditation body or a conformity assessment body refers to an IAF COVID-19 FAQ, published by IAF, it is assumed to be operating not in contradiction or excluding any of the requirements included in the relevant international standards and/or other normative documents (see ISO/IEC 17011, § 4.6.2). Such assumption is on a temporary basis dependent on the evolution of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Conformity Assessment Bodies and Accreditation Bodies can implement the dispositions contained in IAF COVID-19 FAQs, but where the situation permits, priority should be given to the ordinary situation.
Virtual IAF34-9.1