In 2010/11, IAF carried out a global survey to capture market feedback on the value of certification. The survey aimed to gain intelligence on the drivers for seeking certification, the selection criteria when choosing a body to provide certification services, the appropriateness of the process, and the positive outcomes of certification. The results are now published.
On 7 July 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) signed the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act ــ Title VI to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which will go into effect on 22 May 2017.
The 9th Ordinary Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Trade, held from 01 – 05 December in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, called upon the Pan African Quality Institutions (PAQI) to adopt the year 2017 as African Year of Quality Infrastructure.
By Randy Dougherty, IAF Chair and President
28 January 1993. This was the date of the meeting that resulted in the formation of IAF. This was the beginning. This was the founding of IAF. This was the birth of IAF. Participants and observers at that first meeting represented organizations that we know of now as ANSI, RvA, UKAS, JAS-ANZ, SCC, ANAB and JAB.
MAPUTO, 24 March 2015 – Twenty four participants from Burundi, Chad, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo and Uganda are attending a training course that aims to build the regional trade capacity of Least Developed Countries.