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27 March 2020

As mentioned in the notice below, please find the document entitled “IATF Global Waivers and Measures in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)”.  If you have any questions, please contact your relevant IATF Oversight Office.

IATF Measures Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) – Initial Release – 27 Mar 2020


The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) is currently discussing the impact of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV on the IATF 16949 certification scheme. First and foremost, our current top priority is the safety and well-being of everyone involved in the IATF 16949 scheme.

The impact on the global economy and, in particular, on the automotive industry is unprecedented. Each day brings new developments and we want to assure you that the IATF leadership continues to both monitor and address all the emerging situations regionally and globally as they occur.

The IATF is in close communication and working together to assess the next steps to be executed from our contingency plan.

The IATF is looking at ways to provide temporary relief to upcoming audits beyond those currently outlined in CB Communique 2020-001. The IATF has created a document entitled “IATF Global Waivers and Measures in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)” to communicate the latest updates to all IATF Stakeholders.  The IATF will update this document as additional options are available.

The “IATF Global Waivers and Measures in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)” document will be available in the “Latest News” section by 28th March 2020 on the IATF Global Oversight website  Please subscribe to our mailing list on the IATF Global Oversight website to automatically receive e-mail notifications about updates to this document.

24 March 2020

The IATF has issued IATF Stakeholder Communique SC-2020-002 to begin work on Rules 6th Edition. To improve the clarity of requirements of the existing Rules 5th Edition, IATF needs to understand where the Rules are not clear to stakeholders or where stakeholders may have other opportunities for improvement. Your feedback is critical to the success of the process.  Please complete the survey in this Communique before June 30, 2020.

17 March 2020

The document below is  a new communication concept that we are launching to share information with all Stakeholders. The CB Communique process that we have used for many years to communicate directly with CBs will remain.  As you are aware there are a number of initiatives that go beyond the CBs and will impact certified organisations, for example; data analytics, CARA and JLR’s integration into the scheme. This IATF Stakeholder Communique process allows us to speak directly to all interested parties.  We intend to issue these IATF Stakeholder Communique’s to CBs one week ahead of publication on the IATF Global Oversight Website.

IATF Stakeholder Communique SC-2020-001 March 2020

10 March 2020

The training and quiz modules for auditing FMEA and Control Plan and auditing MSA and SPC have been updated on the IATF ADP.   Please see CB Communique 2020-003 below for more details.

CB Communique 2020-003 – Auditing FMEA and Control Plan and Auditing MSA and SPC

06 March 2020

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) Oversight office in Southfield, Michigan, USA, known as the International Automotive Oversight Bureau (IAOB), is seeking qualified candidates who are interested in becoming an IATF witness auditor.  Please note this is a part-time subcontract position.  The candidate must be a citizen of the United States (or have a current VISA to work in the US).  The ideal candidate would be an active third-party IATF 16949 auditor or have a minimum of four (4) years practical experience working in automotive manufacturing (or similar scope of applicability) to be considered.

We are also seeking a candidate in Mexico who is fluent in Spanish and English.  The detailed job description can be found below.   To apply, please send your resume, or CV, to Ms. Michelle Maxwell ( and Ms. Liz Spudic (

28 February 2020

The IATF has approved CB Communique 2020-002 to advise IATF certification bodies of the updated process to register and renew IATF 16949 auditors with CCAA (as originally defined in CB Communiqué 2017-005).  Please contact your relevant IATF Oversight Office if you have any questions.


18 December 2019

The IATF Oversight Office at the VDA QMC located in Berlin, Germany has an immediate vacancy and is looking for a specialist to support the IATF Certification Scheme.

Please note that this position is a full-time position in Berlin, Germany. The applicant has to be fluent in German and English whereas the application has to be made in German.

The detailed job description can be found in the attached .pdf document below. Please use the link to the VDA online application portal described in the job posting.

Stellenausschreibung VDA QMC – IATF 16949

07 November 2019

The IATF OEMs have started to develop reference tools to explain key functionality and metrics within the IATF OEM supplier performance scorecards. These reference tools are called Scorecard Pocket Guides.  The Pocket Guides are useful to both certified organizations and to Certification Bodies for audit planning, review of customer performance data and on-site review of customer scorecards.

Ford Motor Company’s Scorecard Pocket Guide is now available and listed below.  Others are being developed and will be posted when they are approved.

Ford Scorecard Pocket Guide – Nov 2019

01 November 2019

The OEM Quick Reference Guide has been updated for Groupe Renault.  The file is posted below for you.

The Italian version for Rules 5th Edition Frequently Asked Questions FAQs #1-6 and Sanctioned Interpretations SIs #1-8 are listed below.

29 October 2019

The IATF has approved two additional CB Communiques to be released in October.  Please see the links below for more details.

25 October 2019

The IATF conducted a Stakeholder Event in Enghien-Les-Bains, France on 16 October 2019.  A number of certified organizations and Certification Bodies participated. The objective was to inform the suppliers and certification bodies about some of the upcoming projects and the IATF Vision and Strategy initiatives, including CARA (common audit report application), non-conformity management (top NCs), the Data Analytics pilot that some IATF OEMs and some Oversight Offices are testing.  All supporting the overall theme of the Stakeholder event, which was certification must equal product quality.  The presentations from the event are available for download.  Please click the links below to view.

  1. Paris IATF Stakeholder Event – IATF Vision and Strategy
  2. Paris Stakeholder Event – Introduction – Certification Must Equal Product Quality
  3. Paris Stakeholder Event – Software in Automotive
  4. Paris IATF Stakeholder Event – Data Analytics – CB Breakout
  5. Paris IATF Stakeholder Event – IATF CARA Project – CB Breakout
  6. Paris IATF Stakeholder Event – NC Mgmt – Supplier Breakout
  7. Paris IATF Stakeholder Event – Data Analytics – Supplier Breakout

08 October 2019

The IATF has approved CB Communique 2019-009  announcing additional Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs 16 through 18) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs 27 through 29) related to IATF 16949:2016.   Sanctioned Interpretations alter the existing published requirements of the IATF 16949:2016 standard and Frequently Asked Questions clarify an existing requirement.

IATF 16949:2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) #27-29 – issued in October 2019

IATF 16949:2016 Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) #16-18 – issued in October 2019 and effective January 2020