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Who supervises the IOAS?

February 9, 2013

The Canadian government also conducts its own assessment and surveillance of the IOAS against ISO/IEC 17011 and we are proud to be designated as one of only four Conformity Verification Bodies under the Canadian Organic Products Regulations of 2009.

The document ISO/IEC 17011: ‘Conformity assessment – General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies’ lays down internationally agreed rules for how accreditation should be performed.

The IOAS is a founder and full member of the ISEAL Alliance and complies with all relevant ISEAL Codes of conduct which set out internationally applicable good practice guidance for the implementation of credible standard systems for standard-setting, impact evaluation and assurance.

The IOAS is proud to be an International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Accreditation member. The IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment. Accreditation assures users of the competence and impartiality of the body accredited.

We also are honoured to have full membership of PAC (Pacific Accreditation cooperation) a regional group of the International Accreditation Forum. PAC represent the interests of Asia-Pacific economies nationally, regionally and internationally in the area of certification / registration body accreditation and related activities.

 

 

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