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18 March 2019

The IATF has approved additional IATF 16949:2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs 23 through 26).  Please click the link below to open the file.

IATF 16949:2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) #23-26 issued in March 2019

17 December 2018

IATF Transfer Requirements for clients certified to IATF 16949 by SABS

The contract between the former IATF-recognized certification body SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) and the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) was terminated effective 13th December 2018.

In the document below, clients will find a set of requirements and special waivers that were approved by the IATF to minimize the impact and assist clients that intend to maintain an IATF-recognized IATF 16949 certification by an IATF-recognized certification body.

13 September 2018

IATF 16949 Transition Update

As indicated in the IATF 16949 Transition Strategy, all ISO/TS 16949 certificates will automatically expire on 14th September 2018, including any certificates in suspension status.

For those organizations that have not yet conducted a transition audit to IATF 16949:2016 as of 14th September 2018, an initial audit will be required.

In line with the IATF 16949 Transition Strategy, no Stage 1 Readiness Review is required as long as the initial certification audit to IATF 16949:2016 is conducted by 14th March 2019 (which is within 6 months of 14th September 2018). In this situation, the certification body is not required to request a waiver from the relevant Oversight Office. Please reference the IATF 16949 Transition Strategy, Revision 6 dated 13th June 2018 (see point D for transition timing requirements on page 13 and FAQ 20).

22 May 2018

IATF Transfer Requirements for clients certified to ISO/TS 16949 or IATF 16949 by Vinçotte NV

The contract between the former IATF-recognized certification body Vinçotte NV and the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) was terminated effective 1 May 2018.

In the document below, clients will find a set of requirements and special waivers that were approved by the IATF to minimize the impact and assist clients that intend to maintain an IATF-recognized IATF 16949 certification by an IATF-recognized certification body.