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Making Progress on Strategic Directions
Recent IAF Publications
Update from the IAF Technical Committee
Update from the IAF User Advisory Committee
2017 IAF-ILAC Mid-Term Meetings
EMA Innovating in Accreditation for the Care of the Environment and Veterinary Medicine
IAF Members Sign MoU Supporting New International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)
EA Supporting Ground-Breaking Trade Accord Between Canada and the European Union
News from ARAC
Certification Issues Considered in EA
New Managing Director of DAkkS
Ten Progressive Years of Sri Lanka Accreditation Board
Highlights of the 38th EA General Assembly
Workshop Demonstrates the Value of Standards and Accreditation in the Insurance Sector
Update on the ISO/CASCO 2016 Technical Work
OECD and UNIDO Publications to Support Accreditation
Celebration of World Accreditation Day 2016 by MAURITAS
ANSIā€“PAC Workshop Provides Stakeholder Insights and Overview of ISO/IEC 17065
News from BSCA
A New Associate Member in EA
Memorandum of Understanding Between EA and ETSI
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Recent IAF Publications

IAF has published one new document and three revised documents since the last edition of the IAF Newsletter, including one Policy Document, two Documents for General Information, and one promotional document. IAF documents are available free of charge in the Publications area of the IAF website (

New documents:

IAF MLA Annual Report 2015
(July 2016)
This report on the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) sets out the detailed activity that is carried out as part of the peer evaluation process, to ensure that regulators, specifiers, and businesses can have confidence in accreduted certification and the IAF Arrangement.

IAF ID 13:2017 IAF Medical Device Nomenclature (IAF MDN) Including Medical Device Risk Classifications
(Issue 1, issued on 30 January 2017; Application from 30 January 2017)
This document, developed to support of IAF MD8 and MD9, provides long established medical device names and classifications, where risk classifications do not exist in the Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN).

Revised documents:

IAF PL 3:2016 Policies and Procedures for the Expansion of the Scope of the IAF MLA
(Issue 3, issued on 14 November 2016; application from 14 November 2016)
Provides policies and procedures for the expansion of the scope of the IAF MLA based on publicly owned (including Regulatory) Normative Documents and privately owned Sector Schemes.

IAF Public Document Responsibility (IAF-EC-11-11 Rev11)
(18 November 2016)
Lists the IAF Main Committee responsible for each publicly available IAF document.

IAF Representatives, Liaisons, and Contacts (IAF EC-11-10 Rev. 9)
(18 November 2016)
Lists the IAF representative(s) and liaison(s) to external committees and organizations, and the contact individuals in those committees and organizations.

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