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Resolution Number Resolution Resolution Content Location and Agenda Item
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
2020-17
Technical Committee
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chairman of the Technical Committee.
Virtual IAF34-10.1
2020-18
Transitional Arrangement for ISO/IEC 27006:2015 AMD 1:2020
The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the Transitional Arrangement associated with ISO/IEC 27006:2015 AMD 1:2020 - Information technology - Security techniques - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of information security management systems – Amendment 1, will be two years from the last day of the month of publication of the amended standard. Within this transition timeline:
  • • ABs shall be ready to carry out transition assessments for ISO/IEC 27006:2015 AMD 1:2020, within eight months from the last day of the month of publication of the amended standard.
  • • CBs shall have completed the transition to ISO/IEC 27006:2015 AMD1:2020, through office assessment, within 24 months from the last day of the month of publication of the amended standard.
Note 1: ISO/IEC 27006:2015 AMD 1:2020, was published on the 27 March 2020. Note 2: The transition is not a routine transition from one version of a standard to another. The transition only relates to the specific changes detailed in Amendment 1:2020.
Virtual IAF34-10.1
2020-19
MLA Committee
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chairman of the MLA Committee
Virtual IAF34-10.2
2020-20
Regional Accreditation Group IAF MLA Scope Extensions
The General Assembly noted the MLA scope extensions, since the 2019 General Assembly, of the following IAF Regional Accreditation Group members:
  • AFRAC – Sub-Scopes: Level 4: ISO 50003, ISO/IEC TS 17021-10; Sub-Scopes: Level 5: ISO 50001, ISO 45001
  • EA – Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC TS 17021-10; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 45001
  • APAC – Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC TS 17021-10; Sub-Scopes: Level 5: FAMI-QS Certification Scheme, IPC-PL-11-006, ISO 45001
  • IAAC – Sub-Scopes: Level 4: ISO 50003, ISO/IEC TS 17021-10; Sub-Scopes: Level 5: ISO 50001, ISO 45001
Virtual IAF34-10.2
2020-21
New AB IAF MLA Signatories
The General Assembly noted the admissions to the IAF MLA, since the 2019 General Assembly, of the following IAF Accreditation Body Members:
  • SADCAS Southern Africa (AFRAC) – Main Scope: Management Systems Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1; Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC 17021-3; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 9001
Virtual IAF34-10.2
2020-22
AB IAF MLA Scope Extensions
The General Assembly noted the MLA scope extensions, since the 2019 General Assembly, of the following IAF Accreditation Body Members:
  • EGAC Egypt, SANAS South Africa (AFRAC); TURKAK Turkey (EA); ONAC Colombia (IAAC) – Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO 50003, Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 50001
  • AA Austria, ACCREDIA Italy, ATS Serbia, BSCA Belarus, CAI Czech Republic, DAkkS Germany, DANAK Denmark, DPA Albania, EA-BAS Bulgaria, ENAC Spain, ESYD Greece, FINAS Finland, IARNM Republic of North Macedonia, INAB Ireland, IPAC Portugal, LA Lithuania, NA Norway, NAAU Ukraine, NAH Hungary, PCA Poland, RENAR Romania, RvA Netherlands, SA Slovenia, SNAS Slovakia, SWEDAC Sweden, TUNAC Tunisia, TURKAK Turkey, UKAS United Kingdom (EA); ANAB United States of America, DSM Malaysia, EMA Mexico, HKAS Hong Kong, China, JAS-ANZ Australia & New Zealand, IAS United States of America, KAB Korea, NABCB India, NACI Iran, SAC Singapore, SCC Canada, TAF Chinese Taipei (APAC), EGAC Egypt, SADCAS Southern Africa, SANAS South Africa (AFRAC); ONAC Colombia, OUA Uruguay (IAAC) – Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC TS 17021-10; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 45001
  • JAS-ANZ Australia & New Zealand, NABCB India (APAC) – Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 13485
  • COFRAC France (EA), JAS-ANZ Australia & New Zealand (APAC) – Sub-Scope: Level 5: FAMI-QS Certification Scheme
  • ECA Costa Rica (IAAC), MAURITAS Mauritius, SANAS South Africa (AFRAC) – Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 22000
  • IAS United States of America (APAC) – Sub-Scope: Level 5: IPC-PL-11-006
  • SADCAS Southern Africa (AFRAC) – Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC 17021-2, Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 14001
  • EIAC United Arab Emirates (APAC) – Main Scope: Certification of Persons – ISO/IEC 17024
  • TUNAC Tunisia (EA) – Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC 27006, Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO/IEC 27001
  • CNAS China (APAC) – Main Scope: Validation and Verification – ISO 14065
Virtual IAF34-10.2
2020-23
Development Support Committee (DSC)
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report of the Development Support Committee.
Virtual IAF34-10.3
2020-24
Communications and Marketing Committee (CMC)
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report of the Communications and Marketing Committee.
Virtual IAF34-10.4
2020-25
User Advisory Committee
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report of the User Advisory Committee.
Virtual IAF34-10.5
2020-26
Conformity Assessment Body Advisory Committee (CABAC)
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Conformity Assessment Body Advisory Committee.
Virtual IAF34-10.6
2020-27
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.
Virtual IAF34-10.7
2020-28
IAF/ILAC Joint Working Group A-Series
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the IAF/ILAC Joint Working Group A-Series.
Virtual IAF34-10.8
2020-29
Regional Accreditation Group Reports
The General Assembly received with appreciation the reports provided by AFRAC, APAC, ARAC, EA, IAAC and SADCA.
Virtual IAF34-11
2020-30
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 2023 General Assembly (ref IAF GA34_12).
  • • Mr. Peter Kronvall (SWEDAC) elected as Director Representing High Income Economy ABs for a second and final three-year term.
  • • Mr. Marcus Long (IIOC) elected as Director Representing CAB Association Members for a second and final three-year term.
Notes:
  1. Mr. Xiao Jianhua (CNAS) will complete his second and final term as IAF Chair at the 2021 General Assembly.
  2. Mr. Emanuele Riva (ACCREDIA) will complete his second and final term as IAF Vice-Chair at the 2021 General Assembly.
  3. Ms. Sheronda Jeffries (TIA) will complete her second and final term as IAF Director Representing User and Industry Association Members at the 2021 General Assembly.
Virtual IAF34-12
2020-31
Election of Committee Chairs
The General Assembly congratulated the following member elected as IAF Committee Chair for a three-year term ending at the 2022 General Assembly (ref IAF GA34_12):
  • • Mr. Peter Kronvall (SWEDAC) elected as Accreditation Body Information Exchange Group (ABIEG) Co-Chair for a second and final three-year term.
  • • Mr. Marcus Long (IIOC) elected as Conformity Assessment Body Advisory Committee (CABAC) Chair for a second and final three-year term.
Notes:
  1. The Director Representing High Income Economy ABs is automatically a Co-Chair of the ABIEG as per IAF PL5.
  2. The Director representing CAB Association Members is automatically the Chair of the Conformity Assessment Body Advisory Committee (CABAC) as per IAF PL5.
  3. The Director representing Users and Industry Association Members is automatically the Chair of the User Advisory Committee (UAC) as per IAF PL5.
  4. Ms. Sheronda Jeffries (TIA) will complete her second and final term as User Advisory Committee (UAC) Chair at the 2021 General Assembly.
  5. Mr. Steve Keeling (JAS-ANZ) will complete his first term as Technical Committee (TC) Chair at the 2021 General Assembly.
  6. Mr. Norman Brunner (AA) will complete his second and final term as MLA Committee (MLAC) Chair at the 2021 General Assembly.
  7. Mr. Brahim Houla (GAC) will complete his first term as Communications and Marketing Committee (CMC) Chair at the 2021 General Assembly.
  8. Ms. Andrea Barroso Melo Monteiro de Queiroz (CGCRE) will complete her second and final term as Development Support Committee (DSC) Chair at the 2021 General Assembly.
Virtual IAF34-12
2020-32
Membership of the Financial Oversight Committee (FOC)
The General Assembly agreed to appoint Yuzuru Moriuchi (JAB) for an initial three-year term as FOC Accreditation Body Member for the complete years of 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Virtual IAF34-12
2020-33
Outgoing Leadership
The General Assembly expressed its appreciation to Mr. Pedro Alves (Quality Manager) and Ms. Yuko Yoneoka (FOC AB Member) for their dedicated service to IAF.
Virtual IAF34-12
2020-34
ICAO Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from ICAO
Virtual IAF34-15.1
2019-01
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.
Frankfurt IAF33-2
2019-02
Approval of the Agenda
The General Assembly adopted the draft Agenda (ref IAF GA33_3).
Frankfurt IAF33-3
2019-03
Minutes of the Thirty-second Meeting
The General Assembly approved the draft Minutes as a true record of the Thirty-second Annual Meeting, held in Singapore on 29 and 31 October 2018 (ref IAF GA33_4).
Frankfurt IAF33-4
2019-04
Report by the IAF Chair
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chairman as presented (ref IAF GA33_5).
Frankfurt IAF33-5
2019-05
Report on the New IAF Strategic Plan
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report on development of a new IAF Strategic Plan from the IAF Vice-Chair (ref IAF GA33_5.1).
Frankfurt IAF33-5.1
2019-06
Database Management Committee Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report on progress of the IAF CertSearch Database for Accredited Management Systems Certificates (ref IAF GA33_5.2).
Frankfurt IAF33-5.2
2019-07
Quality Manager’s Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Quality Manager (ref IAF GA33_5.3).
Frankfurt IAF33-5.3
2019-08
Treasurer’s Report on the Financial Operations of IAF in 2018
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, 2018 as presented (ref IAF GA33_6.1A, GA33_6.1B).
Frankfurt IAF33-6.1
2019-09
Financial Oversight Committee Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report of the Financial Oversight Committee (ref IAF GA33_6.2), as presented and endorsed the recommendations and agreed that the 2018 financial accounts be accepted.
Frankfurt IAF33-6.2
2019-10
IAF Budget for 2020
The General Assembly approved the IAF Budget for 2020, as submitted by the Treasurer (ref IAFGA33_6.3A, IAFGA33_6.3B).
Frankfurt IAF33-6.3
2019-11
Current Membership
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report by the Secretary on the current IAF membership as of October 2019.
Frankfurt IAF33-7.1
2019-12
MoU Membership
The General Assembly received the Secretary’s report on new IAF MoU members, since the 2018 General Assembly (in order of the date of membership approval) :
  • • Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation Incorporated (APAC)
  • • National Accreditation Centre Republic of Moldova (MOLDAC)
  • • Lithuanian National Accreditation Bureau (LA)
  • • Brazilian Association of Conformity Assessment (ABRAC)
  • • ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB).
Frankfurt IAF33-7.3
2019-13
Technical Committee
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report (ref IAFGA33_9, IAFGA33_9B) from the Chairman of the Technical Committee.
Frankfurt IAF33-9
2019-14
Endorsement of ISO/IEC 17029:2019 as a Normative Document
The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved to endorse ISO/IEC 17029:2019, when published as an IAF normative document.
Frankfurt IAF33-9
2019-15
Accredited Certification Only Issued Against Normative Documents That Contain Requirements
The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that accredited certification shall only be issued against documents/standards that contain requirements.
Frankfurt IAF33-9
2019-16
Withdrawal of IAF MD3:2008 – Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures
The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved to immediately withdraw IAF MD3:2008 Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures (ASRP), Issue 1, Version 2, issued on 01 February 2008. Certification bodies will have one year following withdrawal, to transition their certified organizations away from IAF MD3.
Frankfurt IAF33-9