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IOAS official notice on retroactive conversion

February 12, 2017

February 13, 2016

The IOAS has released an official interpretation of the requirements for retroactive conversion under (EC) 834/2007 as applied under equivalence in third countries.

This is the result of considerable consultation within the IOAS Accreditation Committee and staff as well as several outside entities and is issued to bring clarity and a harmonised approach to this topic. All IOAS accredited certification bodies assessed as equivalent to (EC) 834/2007 will need to abide by this interpretation during 2017.

In the spirit of wider harmonisation the IOAS invites other certification bodies and their assessment bodies to refer to this notice.

Questions and feedback can be directed to David Crucefix at crucefix@ioas.org