Conformity Assessment

Conformity assessment, also known as compliance assessment, ,, is any activity to determine, directly or indirectly, that a process, product, or service meets relevant technical standards and fulfills relevant requirements.

Conformity assessment activities may include:

  • Testing
  • Surveillance
  • Inspection
  • Auditing
  • Certification
  • Registration
  • Accreditation

Additionally, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) governs conformity assessment through the Agreement on Mutual Recognition in Relation to Conformity Assessment (Signed July 4, 2000)

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International Accreditation Forum
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Standards Council Of Canada - Accreditation Services Branch
... SCC’s Accreditation Services branch accredits conformity assessment bodies, such as testing laboratories and product certification bodies, to internationally recognized standards ... Conformity assessment is the practice of determining whether a product, service or system meets the requirements of a particular standard ... place to assist with international acceptance of conformity assessment results ...
Pressure Equipment Directive - Contents
... Free movement Presumption of conformity Committee on technical standards and regulations Committee on Pressure Equipment Safeguard clause Classification of pressure equipment Conformity ... requirements for certain pressure equipment Appendix II Conformity assessment tables ... Appendix III Conformity assessment procedures Appendix IV Minimum criteria to be met when designationg the notified bodies (article 12) and the recognized third ...
Conformity Assessment - Standardization
... and natural gas industries—Classification and conformity assessment of products, processes and services ISO 18436-42008 Condition monitoring and ...
Telecommunications Conformity Assessment And Market Surveillance Committee
... Telecommunications Conformity Assessment and Market Surveillance Committee (TCAM) is an advisory and regulatory committee that assist the European Commission in ...

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