IAF President Xiao Jianhua Attended the ISO/CASCO Annual Meeting

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  IAF President Xiao Jianhua attended the Kenya Standardization Forum as an honoured guest. The Secretary-General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Industry of Kenya, the Director of the Kenya Bureau of Standards, and the Director of the Kenya Accreditation Committee attended the forum.


  International organizations such as IAF, ILAC, IIOC, IQNet, and the heads of delegations and some of the members from the United States, Germany and other countries participated in the ISO/CASCO annual meeting.

  From April 29 to May 3, 2019, the annual meeting of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/Conformity Assessment Committee (CASCO) was held in Nairobi, Kenya, which was co-organized by the Kenya Bureau of Standards and the Kenya Accreditation Board. Xiao Jianhua, director of China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment, attended the meeting as the President of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

  It was pointed out on the meeting that ISO/CASCO will further strengthen cooperation with international organizations such as IAF and ILAC to jointly promote the application of relevant international standards for conformity assessment, collect and display successful cases of standards, conformity assessment and accreditation’s promotion on trade and socio-economic development. And it was also stressed that application work related with the purchasers and supply chain related was to be taken as a phased work focus.

  It was decided to establish a certification system for the food safety system certification according to two types of management system certification and product certification, and formally launch the voting for the relevant ISO application standard revision proposal; after the completion of the IAF amendments to the mandatory documents, the evaluation of the ISO/IEC technical specifications would be carried out.

  The conference also held a seminar on market supervision, on which related international organizations such as the UNECE/Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policy Forum (WP.6), the World Trade Organization (WTO)/Technical Barriers to Trade Committee (TBT), and relevant representatives of national market supervision agencies exchanged international and national information on this topic.

  During the meeting, Xiao Jianhua communicated with the the persons in charge such as the IAF Secretary, the Chairman of the IAF Communication and Publicity Committee, the Chairman of the IAF Global Management System Certification and Recognition Database Inquiry System Management Committee, the IAF Quality Manager, and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Organization (ILAC) and the International Electrotechnical Commission ( IEC)/Conformity Assessment Bureau (CAB), International Independent Certification Organization (IIOC), International Certification Alliance (IQNet) and other international organizations and relevant representatives of the United States, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Peru and other countries. He also attended the Kenya Standardization Forum as an honoured guest.

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