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2019-33
Expenditures Related to the Future of IAF and ILAC
The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Executive Committee, approved the expenditure of up to $100,000 USD from retained earnings for costs related to the creation of a single international accreditation organisation.
Frankfurt IAF33-19.2
JGA19-01
Recommendation to Establish a Single International Accreditation Organisation
The Joint General Assembly endorses the recommendation of the Joint Executive Committee to establish a single international organisation for accreditation on the basis of the results of the “Survey In Support of the IAF 2020 – 2025 and ILAC 2021 – 2025 Strategic Plans”.
Frankfurt JGA19
JGA19-02
Recommendation to Establish a Single International Accreditation Organisation
The Joint General Assembly endorses the recommendation of the Joint Executive Committee to create a Steering Committee, reporting to the Joint Executive Committee, to lead the process to establish a single international organisation for accreditation. In this regard, a contractor will be engaged and the costs for the project will be shared equally by IAF and ILAC.
Frankfurt JGA19
JGA19-03
Reports from External Organisations
The Joint General Assembly received with appreciation the presentations and reports from the following organisations:
  • • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  • • International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)
  • • International Network on Quality Infrastructure (INetQI)
  • • International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) and in particular the activities of CASCO
  • • International Organisation for Legal Metrology (OIML)
  • • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • • International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Frankfurt JGA19
JGA19-04
Reports from IAF and ILAC Regional Groups
The Joint General Assembly received with appreciation the reports provided by AFRAC, APAC, ARAC, EA, IAAC and SADCA.
Frankfurt JGA19
2018-01
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.
Singapore IAF32-2
2018-02
Approval of the Agenda
The General Assembly adopted the draft Agenda (ref IAF GA32_3).
Singapore IAF32-3
2018-03
Minutes of the Thirty-first Meeting
The General Assembly approved the draft Minutes as a true record of the Thirty-first Annual Meeting, held in Vancouver, Canada on 28 and 30 October 2017 (ref IAF GA32_4).
Singapore IAF32-4
2018-04
Report by the Chairman
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chairman as presented (ref IAF GA32_5).
Singapore IAF32-5
2018-05
Database Management Committee Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report on progress of the Database for Accredited Management Systems (ref IAF GA32_5.2).
Singapore IAF32-5.2
2018-06
Quality Manager’s Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Quality Manager (ref IAF GA32_5.3).
Singapore IAF32-5.3
2018-07
Treasurer’s Report on the Financial Operations of IAF in 2017
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, 2017 as presented (ref IAF GA32_6.1A, GA32_6.1B).
Singapore IAF32-6.1
2018-08
Financial Oversight Committee Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report of the Financial Oversight Committee (ref IAF GA32_6.2), as presented and endorsed the recommendation and agreed that the 2017 financial accounts be accepted.
Singapore IAF32-6.2
2018-09
IAF Budget for 2019
The General Assembly approved the IAF Budget for 2019, as amended by the Treasurer (ref IAFGA32_6.3A, IAFGA32_6.3B).
Singapore IAF32-6.3
2018-10
Current Membership
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report by the Secretary on the current IAF membership as of October 2018.
Singapore IAF32-7.1
2018-11
Membership Changes
The General Assembly received the Secretary’s report on the admission to the IAF MoU, since the 2017 Annual meeting, of the following Members (in order of the date of membership approval) :
  • • National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER)
  • • Mongolian Agency for Standardization and Metrology, Accreditation Department (MNAS)
  • • Association of Certification, Inspection, Testing and Calibration Bodies (CONFORMA)
  • • International Automotive Task Force (IATF)
  • • Federal Accreditation Service (RusAccreditation)
Singapore IAF32-7.3
2018-12
Technical Committee
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report (ref IAFGA32_9, IAFGA32_9B) from the Chairman of the Technical Committee and noted the Technical Committee Program.
Singapore IAF32-9
2018-13
Non-Accredited Product Certification where the CAB is accredited for the same scope
The General Assembly acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee resolved that IAF Accreditation Body members shall have legally enforceable arrangements with their accredited CABs for product certification that prevents the CAB from issuing non-accredited product certification in scopes for which they are accredited. The enforceable arrangements shall require full implementation within three years from 31 October 2018. Additionally, CABs for product certification must transition certification documentation to include the accreditation symbol and/or must make reference to the accreditation status of the CAB including the identification of the AB, no later than 31 October 2021. Note: If there is an exception to the above, the CAB must justify the exception to the AB, and if accepted by the AB, the certification is still considered accredited.
Singapore IAF32-9
2018-14
Transitional Arrangements for ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018
The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the Transitional Arrangement for the Revision of ISO/IEC 20000-1 Information technology – Service management -- Part 1: Service management system requirements, be 3 years from 30th September 2018 (the starting date of transition). All ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 accredited certificates shall expire or be withdrawn no later than 29th September 2021(the end of the transition period). Within this transition timeline:  
  • • ABs shall be ready to carry out transition assessments for ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 within 8 months from 30th September 2018 (the starting date of transition).
 
  • • CABs seeking accreditation to the new standard shall complete the transition with ABs for ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 within 18 months from 30th September 2018 (the starting date of transition).
 
  • • CABs shall cease conducting initial and recertification audits to the ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 18 months from 30th September 2018 (the starting date of transition).
Singapore IAF32-9
2018-15
Transitional Arrangement for ISO 22000:2018
The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the period for the transitioning of accredited certifications to ISO 22000:2018 Food safety management systems -- Requirements for any organization in the food chain be three years, with the transition deadline being no later than 29 June 2021. Accredited certificates issued to ISO 22000:2005 after the date of publication of ISO 22000:2018 shall state an expiry date of 29 June 2021. This resolution replaces IAF Resolution 2017-16
Singapore IAF32-9
2018-16
Endorsement of ISO/IEC TS 17021- 10:2018
The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved to endorse ISO/IEC TS 17021-10:2018 Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems -- Part 10: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of occupational health and safety management systems as a normative document
Singapore IAF32-9
2018-17
Transition date for ISO and IEC publications
The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved to endorse the start date and end date of all future IAF Transition periods be the last day of the month of publication, as outlined on the ISO and IEC standard.
Singapore IAF32-9
2018-18
MLA Committee
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chairman of the MLA Committee (ref IAF GA32_10, GA32_10B) and noted the MLA Committee program.
Singapore IAF32-10
2018-19
New Regional Accreditation Group IAF MLA Signatories
The General Assembly noted the admission to the IAF MLA, since the 2017 General Assembly, of the following IAF Regional Accreditation Group member:
  • AFRAC Africa - Main Scope: Management Systems Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1; Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC 17021-3, ISO/IEC 17021-2; Sub-Scopes: Level 5: ISO 9001, ISO 14001
Singapore IAF32-10
2018-20
Regional Accreditation Group IAF MLA Scope Extensions
The General Assembly noted the MLA scope extensions, since the 2017 General Assembly, of the following IAF Regional Accreditation Group members:
  • AFRAC Africa - Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 22000
 
  • EA Europe - Main Scope: Validation and Verification – ISO 14065; Sub-Scopes: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003, ISO/IEC 27006, ISO 50003; Sub-Scopes: Level 5: ISO 22000, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 50001, ISO 13485, FAMI-QS Certification Scheme, IPC-PL-11-006
 
  • IAAC Americas - Sub-Scopes: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003, ISO/IEC 27006; Sub-Scopes: Level 5: ISO 22000, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 13485
 
  • PAC Pacific - Main Scope: Certification of Persons – ISO/IEC 17024, Main Scope: Validation and Verification – ISO 14065; Sub-Scopes: Level 4: ISO 50003; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 50001.
Singapore IAF32-10
2018-21
New AB IAF MLA Signatories
The General Assembly noted the admissions to the IAF MLA, since the 2017 General Assembly, of the following IAF Accreditation Body Members:
  • BSCA Belarus – Main Scope: Product Certification – ISO/IEC 17065; Main Scope: Management Systems Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1; Main Scope: Certification of Persons – ISO/IEC 17024; Sub-Scopes: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003, ISO/IEC 17021-3, ISO/IEC 17021-2, ISO/IEC 27006, ISO 50003; Sub-Scopes: Level 5: ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 13485, ISO 50001 (EA)
 
  • DPA Albania – Main Scope: Management Systems Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1; Sub-Scopes: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003, ISO/IEC 17021-3, ISO/IEC 17021-2, ISO/IEC 27006, ISO 50003; Sub-Scopes: Level 5: ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 13485, ISO 50001 (EA)
 
  • ISMS-AC Japan - Main Scope: Management Systems Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1; Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC 27006; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 27001 (PAC)
 
  • MAURITAS Mauritius – Main Scope: Management Systems Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1; Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC 17021-3; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 9001 (AFRAC)
 
  • MNAS Mongolia – Main Scope: Product Certification – ISO/IEC 17065; Main Scope: Management Systems Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1; Sub-Scopes: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003, ISO/IEC 17021-3, ISO/IEC 17021-2; Sub-Scopes: Level 5: ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 (PAC)
Singapore IAF32-10
2018-22
AB IAF MLA Scope Extensions
The General Assembly noted the MLA scope extensions, since the 2017 General Assembly, of the following IAF Accreditation Body Members:
  • AA Austria, ACCREDIA Italy, BELAC Belgium, CAI Czech Republic, COFRAC France, DAkkS Germany, DANAK Denmark, EA-BAS Bulgaria, ENAC Spain, ESYD Greece, FINAS Finland, IPAC Portugal, NA Norway, NAH Hungary, PCA Poland, RENAR Romania, RvA Netherlands, SA Slovenia, SNAS Slovakia, SWEDAC Sweden, UKAS United Kingdom (EA); HKAS Hong Kong, China, JAB Japan, EMA Mexico, SLAB Sri Lanka, TAF Chinese Taipei, ANSI United States of America (PAC) – Main Scope: Validation and Verification – ISO 14065
 
  • AA Austria, ACCREDIA Italy, ATS Serbia, BELAC Belgium, CAI Czech Republic, COFRAC France, DAkkS Germany, DANAK Denmark, EA-BAS Bulgaria, ENAC Spain, ESYD Greece, FINAS Finland, INAB Ireland, IPAC Portugal, NA Norway, NAAU Ukraine, NAH Hungary, PCA Poland, RENAR Romania, RvA Netherlands, SA Slovenia, SAS Switzerland, SNAS Slovakia, SWEDAC Sweden, TURKAK Turkey, UKAS United Kingdom (EA); ANAB United States of America, ONAC Colombia, OUA Uruguay, SAE Ecuador (IAAC); IAS United States of America, NCA Kazakhstan (PAC) – Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 22000
 
  • AA Austria, ACCREDIA Italy, ATS Serbia, CAI Czech Republic, COFRAC France, DAkkS Germany, EA-BAS Bulgaria, ENAC Spain, ESYD Greece, FINAS Finland, INAB Ireland, IPAC Portugal, NA Norway, NAAU Ukraine, NAH Hungary, OLAS Luxembourg, PCA Poland, RENAR Romania, RvA Netherlands, SAS Switzerland, SNAS Slovakia, SWEDAC Sweden, TURKAK Turkey, UKAS United Kingdom (EA); ANAB United States of America, ONAC Colombia (IAAC); IAS United States of America, JAS-ANZ Australia & New Zealand (PAC) – SubScope: Level 4: ISO/IEC 27006; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO/IEC 27001
 
  • AA Austria, ACCREDIA Italy, CAI Czech Republic, COFRAC France, DAkkS Germany, DANAK Denmark, ENAC Spain, ESYD Greece, FINAS Finland, INAB Ireland, IPAC Portugal, NA Norway, NAAU Ukraine, NAH Hungary, PCA Poland, RENAR Romania, RvA Netherlands, SA Slovenia, SAS Switzerland, SNAS Slovakia, SWEDAC Sweden, UKAS United Kingdom (EA); EMA Mexico, HKAS Hong Kong, China, IAS United States of America, JAB Japan, NABCB India, NSC Thailand, SAC Singapore, TAF Chinese Taipei (PAC) – Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO 50003; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 50001
 
  • ANSI Unites States of America, IAS United States of America, JAS-ANZ Australia & New Zealand, KAB Republic of Korea, KAN Indonesia, NCA Kazakhstan, TAF Chinese Taipei – Main Scope: Certification of Persons – ISO/IEC 17024 (PAC)
 
  • ACCREDIA Italy, RvA Netherlands – Sub-Scope: Level 5: FAMI-QS Certification Scheme (EA)
 
  • NCA Kazakhstan – Sub-Scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC 17021-2; Sub-Scope: Level 5: ISO 14001 (PAC)
 
  • ACCREDIA Italy – Sub-Scope: Level 5: IPC-PL-11-006 (EA)
Singapore IAF32-10
2018-23
IAF MLA sub-scope extension to ICAO CORSIA
The IAF General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Executive Committee, endorsed the extension of the IAF MLA under the Main Scope of Validation and Verification – ISO 14065 to the sub-scope ICAO CORSIA Version 1 with ICAO CORSIA Environmental Technical Manual – Volume IV, ISO 14064-3:2006, ISO 14066:2011 as Level 4 Sub-scope and ICAO CORSIA SARPs – Annex 16 Volume IV as Level 5 Sub-Scope in accordance to IAF PL3 Policies and Procedures for the Expansion of the Scope of the IAF MLA.
  • a. The basis for this sub-scope extension is the recognition of ICAO CORSIA as a publicly owned (including regulatory) normative document.
  • b. It is noted, that the basis of the ICAO CORSIA is ISO/IEC 17011, ISO 14065:2013, ISO 14064-3:2006 and ISO 14066:2011.
  • c. For providing accreditation to Verification Bodies for ICAO CORSIA ABs must apply ISO 14065:2013 and follow the ICAO CORSIA standards: SARPs – Annex 16 Volume IV and Environmental Technical Manual – Volume IV.
  • d. For the harmonised application of ABs the applicable requirements in IAF MD6 and IAF MD14 shall be followed.
  • e. The basis for extension of Accreditation Bodies to the ICAO CORSIA sub-scope is a training of at least one AB verification assessor on the requirements of ICAO CORSIA by (an) ICAO CORSIA competent trainer(s). An in-depth document study of ICAO CORSIA documents is required for every AB verification assessor assessing ICAO CORSIA.
Singapore IAF32-10
2018-24
Clarification of the term “application date” or “date of application”
The General Assembly, acting upon recommendation of the Executive Committee, endorsed the following definition: “application date” / “date of ap plication”: Date, by which requirements/criteria in a document become mandatory for application.
Singapore IAF32-10
2018-25
User Advisory Committee (UAC)
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report of the User Advisory Committee (ref IAF GA32_13).
Singapore IAF32-13
2018-26
Conformity Assessment Body Advisory Committee (CABAC)
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Conformity Assessment Body Advisory Committee (ref IAF GA32_14).
Singapore IAF32-14
2018-27
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 GA32_15).
Singapore IAF32-15
2018-28
Election of IAF Directors
The General Assembly congratulated the following Directors on their election to the IAF Board for three-year terms ending at the 2021 General Assembly:
  • - Mr Xiao Jianhua (CNAS) elected as IAF Chair for a second and final three-year term.
  • - Mr Emanuele Riva (ACCREDIA) elected as IAF Vice-Chair for a second and final three-year term.
  • - Ms Sheronda Jeffries (TIA) elected as Director representing Users and Industry Association Members for a second and final three-year term.
Note:
  1. Mr Vũ Xuân Thủy (BOA) will complete his second and final term as Director Representing Low and Medium Income Economies at the 2019 General Assembly Meeting.
Singapore IAF32-16
2018-29
Election of Committee Chairs
The General Assembly congratulated the following members elected as IAF Committee Chairs for three-year terms ending at the 2021 General Assembly Meeting:
  • - Ms Sheronda Jeffries (TIA) elected as User Advisory Committee Chair for a second and final three-year term.
  • - Mr Norman Brunner (AA), elected as MLA Committee Chair for a second and final three-year term.
  • - Ms Andrea Barroso Melo Monteiro de Queiroz (CGCRE), elected as Development Support Committee Chair for a second and final three-year term.
  • - Mr Steve Keeling (JAS-ANZ), elected as Technical Committee Chair for an initial three-year term.
  • - Mr Brahim Houla (GAC), elected as Communications and Marketing 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. Mr Vũ Xuân Thủy (BOA) will complete his second and final term as Co-Chair of the Accreditation Body Information Exchange Group (ABIEG) at the 2019 General Assembly Meeting.
  3. The Director Representing Low and Medium Income Economies is automatically a Co-Chair of the Accreditation Body Information Exchange Group (ABIEG) as per IAF PL5.
Singapore IAF32-17
2018-30
Membership of the Financial Oversight Committee (FOC)
The General Assembly agreed to appoint Mr Todor Gunchev (EABAS) for an initial three-year term as a FOC Accreditation Body Member for the complete years of 2019, 2020, and 2021. The General Assembly agreed to appoint Ms Yuko Yoneoka (JAB) for an initial three year term as a FOC Accreditation Body Member for the complete years of 2019, 2020, and 2021. The General Assembly agreed to appoint Dr Michael Berger (PEFC) for an initial three year term as a FOC Association Member for the complete years of 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Singapore IAF32-18
2018-31
Outgoing Directors, Chairs, and FOC Members
The General Assembly expressed its appreciation to Ekanit Romyanon (Technical Committee Chair), Jon Murthy (Communications and Marketing Committee Chair), Jan van Der Poel (FOC AB Member, FOC Chair), Eric Janssens (FOC Association Member), Shinjiro Fujimaki (FOC AB Member), and Randy Dougherty (IAF Treasurer, DMC Chair) for their dedicated service to IAF.
Singapore IAF32-18
2018-32
Confirmation of the JGA 18 Resolutions
The General Assembly confirmed the Resolutions adopted by IAF and ILAC at the 18th IAF-ILAC Joint General Assembly as listed in Annex 1 to this document.
Singapore IAF32-19.2
JGA18-01
World Bank-IAF-ILAC MoU
The Joint General Assembly notes the signing of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between The World Bank, IAF and ILAC.
Singapore JGA18
JGA18-02
IHAF-IAF-ILAC MoU
The Joint General Assembly notes the signing of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between The International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), IAF and ILAC.
Singapore JGA18
JGA18-03
Reports from External Organisations
The Joint General Assembly received with appreciation the presentations and reports from the following organisations:
  • • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  • • International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) and in particular the activities of CASCO
  • • International Organisation for Legal Metrology (OIML)
  • • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • • World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  • • World Bank
Singapore JGA18
2017-01
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.
Vancouver IAF31-2
2017-02
Approval of the Agenda
The General Assembly adopted the draft Agenda (ref IAF GA31_3).
Vancouver IAF31-3
2017-03
Minutes of the Thirtieth Meeting
The General Assembly approved the draft Minutes as a true record of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting, held in New Delhi, India on 02 and 04 November 2016 (ref IAF GA31_4).
Vancouver IAF31-4
2017-04
Report by the Chairman
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Chairman as presented (ref IAF GA31_5).
Vancouver IAF31-5
2017-05
Database Management Committee Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report on progress of the Database for Accredited Management Systems Certifications and approved proceeding with the IAF database and the formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) to manage said database (ref IAF GA31_5.2A, IAF GA31_5.2B).
Vancouver IAF31-5.2
2017-06
Quality Manager’s Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the Quality Manager (ref IAF GA31_5.3).
Vancouver IAF31-5.3
2017-07
Chief Financial Officer’s Report on the Financial Operations of IAF in 2016
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, 2016 as presented.
Vancouver IAF31-6.1
2017-08
Financial Oversight Committee Report
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report of the Financial Oversight Committee (ref IAF GA31_6.2), as presented and endorsed the recommendation and agreed that the 2016 financial accounts be accepted.
Vancouver IAF31-6.2
2017-09
IAF Budget for 2018
The General Assembly approved the IAF Budget for 2018, as submitted by the Treasurer (ref IAFGA_6.3A, IAFGA31_6.3B).
Vancouver IAF31-6.3
2017-10
Current Membership
The General Assembly received with appreciation the report by the Secretary on the current IAF membership as of October 2017.
Vancouver IAF31-7.1