RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED AT THE 24TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ILAC AND RESOLUTIONS AT THE 34TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE IAF
Given the current difficult situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, online meetings of the 24th General Assembly of ILAC were held on October 22, 2020 and the 34th General Assembly of IAF, November 5, 2020. Below, we highlight some of the Resolutions adopted.
We present to you some of the resolutions adopted from the ILAC General Assembly meeting, which are available at the followning link: https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ga-resolutions/ .These are the following resolutions:
ILAC Resolution GA 24.01 – The General Assembly accepts the Minutes of 23rd meeting of the ILAC General Assembly held on 28 and 30 October 2019 in Frankfurt.
ILAC Resolution GA 24.02 – The General Assembly accepts the Minutes of the 19th IAF/ILAC Joint General Assembly held in Frankfurt on 29 October 2019.
ILAC Resolution GA 24.03 – The General Assembly accepts the report of the Financial Audit Committee on the 2019 accounts.
ILAC Resolution GA 24.04 – The management Report and audited financial accounts for 2019, signed by all members of the Executive Committee, were distributed to the members General Assembly Members on June 30, 2020.
The General Assembly, acting upon the recommendation of ILAC Financial Audit Committee (FAC), formally approves the audited financial accounts for 2019.
ILAC Resolution GA 24.05 – The General Assembly grants discharge of the liability to members of the Execuitve Committee for the policy conducted the 2019 financial year in so far as that policy is based on annual accounts or statements made about that policy to the General Assembly.
ILAC Resolution GA 24.06 – The General Assembly notes the financial report for the period 1 January 2020 to 31 August 2020.
ILAC Resolution GA 24.07 – The General Assembly approves the 2021 budget as proposed by the Executive Committee.
ILAC Resolution GA 24.08 – The General Assembly, acting upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee, approves that the ILAC General Assembly in 2021, according to Article 19, paragraph 3, is postponed for a maximum of five months and therefore, shall be held before the end of November 2021.
Annex 1 of the adopted resolutions lists the new members of the Executive Committee after the elections for the period from 2021 to 2023. The elections were held electronically before the 24th virtual session of the General Assembly in accordance with the provisions of the Dutch Law on Emergency Situations during the 2020 pandemic.
In the table below we present the selected candidates:
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE POSITION ELECTED CANDIDATE
ILAC Chair Etty Feller (ISRAC)
Vice-chair María Isabel López Martínez (EMA)
AMC chair Jennifer Evans (NATA)
ARC chair Dana Leaman (NVLAP)
AIC chair Erik Oehlenschlaeger (DANAK)
EA IC chair Lorraine Turner (UKAS)
MMC chair Verónica Ramírez (EMA)
JDSC chair Sharonmae Shirley (JANAAC)
AFRAC Representative Araya Fesseha
APAC Representative Trace McInturff
ARAC Representative Amina Ahmed Mohammed
EA Representative Andreas Steinhorst
IAAC Representative Ferney Chaparro
SADCA Representative Ronald (Ron) Josias
Laboratory Committee Chair
Jeff Gust (NCSLI) elected by the Laboratory Committee
Below, we highlight some of the Resolutions adopted at the 34th General Assembly of IAF:
IAF Resolution 2020-05 – Report by the IAF Chair – The General Assembly adopted the Report from the Chairman
IAF Resolution 2020-06 – Report on the IAF Strategic Plan Process – The General Assembly received with appreaciation the report from the Vice-Chair on progress of implementation of the 2020-2025 Strategic plan
IAF Resolution 2020-07 – Report on the Status of the Establishment of a Single International Organization for Accreditation – The General Assembly received with appreciation on progress of forming a single international organization for accreditation
IAF Resolution 2020-08 – Database Management Committee Report – The General Assembly received with appreciation the report on progress of the IAF CertSearch Database for Accredited Management System Certificates
IAF Resolution 2020-14 – MoU Membership – Since the 2019 The General Assembly in order of the date of membership approval:
• Ghana National Accreditation Service (GhaNAS)
• National Accreditation system (NiNAS)
• IFS Management GmbH (IFS)
• West African Accreditation System (SOAC)
IAF Resolution 2020-15 – COVID-19 FAQ Task Force Report – The General Assembly received with appreciation the report from the COVID-19 FAQ Task Force
IAF Resolution 2020-16 – IAF COVID-19 FAQs– The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Executive Committee, endorses the IAF COVID-19 FAQ Force (FAQs) as developed and published by IAF COVID-19 FAQ Task Force on issues in connection with COVID-19
The General Assembly further endorses COVID-19 FAQ Task Force issues to continue working temporarily depending on developments in the current COVID-19 pandemic situation.
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 FAQ have regulated the unanticipated situation of the pandemic.
For this reason, when an accreditation 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 does not excluding any of the requirements included in relevant international standards and/or other normative documents (see ISO/IEC 1701117011, $ 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’s COVID-19 FAQ, but where the situation permits, priority should be given to the ordinary situation
IAF Resolution 2020-18 – Trnasitional Agreement for ISO/IEC 27006:2015 AMD 1:2020 – The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committe, resolved that the Transition Agreement 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 amendment 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 of the last day from the month of publication of the amended standard.
CBs shall be have completed the transition to ISO/ IEC 27006: 2015 AMD 1:2020 through office assessment, within 24 months from the last day of the month of publication of the amended standard
Note 1: ISO/IEC 2 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.
IAF Resolution 2020-20 –Regional Accrreditation Group IAF MLA Scope Extensions– The General Assembly noted the MLA scope extensions, since the 2019 the Regional Accreditation Group in relation to the period from the 2019 General Assembly:
• AFRAC – sub-volumes: Level 4: ISO 50003, ISO/IEC TS 17021-10; sub-volumes:
• 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-volumes: 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: ISO50001, ISO 45001
IAF Resolution 2020-21 – new accreditation bodies signatories to IAF MLA Agreement – The General Assembly was informed about the admission of the following members to IAF MLA Agreement in relation to the period since the General Assembly in 2019:
• SADCAS Southern Africa (AFRAC) – main scope: certification management system – ISO/IEC 17021-1; sub-scope: Level 4: ISO/IEC 17021-3; sub-scope: Level 5: ISO 9001
IAF Resolution 2020-22 – extensions of the agreement of the accreditation bodies of members/signatories of IAF MLA agreement – the General Assembly was informed about the admission of the following members to the IAF MLA agreement in relation to the period from 2019 General Assembly
• 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 Northern 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, DCM Malaysia, EMA Mexico, HKAS Hong Kong, China, JAS-ANZ Australia and New Zealand, IAS United States, KAB Korea, NABCB India, NACI Iran, SAC Singapore, SCC Canada, TAF Chinese Taipei (APAC ), EGAC Egypt, SADCAS South Africa, SANAS South Africa (AFRAC); ONAS 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 and 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 (APAC) - sub-scope: Level 5: IPC-PL-11-006
• SADCAS South 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
IAF Resolution 2020-29 – Reports of Regional Accreditation Groups – the General Assembly adopted the reports of AFRAC, APAC, ARAC, EA, IAAC and SADCA
IAF Resolution 2020-30 – Election of the Director of IAF – the General Assembly congratulated the following directors on their election to IAF Board for a three-year term ending with the General Assmebly in 2023:
• Mr. Peter Kronvall (SWEDAC) has been elected Director representing accreditation bodies from higlhy developed economies for a second and final three-year term;
• Mr. Marcus Long (IIOC) has been elected director representing CAB members association for a second and fina three-year term
• Mr. Xiao Jianhua (CNAS) will complete his second and final term as chairman of IAF at the 2021 General Assembly;
• Mr. Emanuele Riva (ACCREDIA) will complete his second and last term as IAF Vice President at the 2021 General Assembly
• Ms. Sheronda Jeffries (TIA) will complete her second and final term as Director representing users and members of the Association of Industry Representatives at the 2021 General Assembly
• IAF Resolution 2020-31 – Election of Committe Chairs – The General Assembly congratulated the following members elected to chair IAF Committee for a three-year term ending at the 2022 General Assembly;
• Mr. Peter Kronvall (SWEDAC) was elected co-chair of the Accreditation Body Information Exchange Group (ABIEG) for a second and final three-year term
• Mr. Marcus Long (IIOC) has been elected to chair the CABAC Comittee (a committee made up of representatives of conformity assessment bodies’ associations) for a second and final three-year term
• The director representing the accreditation bodies of highly development economies for the second and final three-year term is automatically the co-chiar of the Group for the Exchange of Information between Accreditation Bodies (ABIEG) in accordance with IAF PL5
• The Director representing the beneficiaries and members of the CAB Association Members is automatically the chair of the CABAC Committee (a committee composed of TOU representatives) in accordance with IAF PL5.
• The Director representing users and members of the Association of Industry Representatives is automatically the Chair of the Advisory Committee for Users (UAC Committee) in accordance with IAF PL5.
• Ms. Sheronda Jeffries (TIA) will complete her second and final term as Chair of the Advisory Committee for Users (UAC Committee) at the 2021 General Assembly.
• g. Steve Keeling (JAS-ANZ) will complete his first term as Chairman of the Technical Committee (TC) at the 2021 General Assembly.
• g. Norman Brunner (AA) will complete his second and final term as chairman of the IAF MLAC (Committee for Multilateral Agreements) at the 2021 General Assembly.
• g. Brahim Houla (GAC) will complete his first term as chairman of the Communications and Marketing Committee (CMC) at the 2021 General Assembly.
• Ms. Andrea Barroso Melo Monteiro de Queiroz (CGCRE) will complete her second and final term as Chair of the Development Support Committee (DSC) at the 2021 General Assembly
Sincerely, Your ATS