Rules for achieving and maintaining IATF recognition, 5th Edition, has been originated by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), which consists of automotive OEMs and national automotive industry associations representing the suppliers.

  • An SI changes the interpretation of a rule or a requirement, which itself then becomes the basis for nonconformity.
  • An FAQ is an explanation or a clarification of an existing rule or requirement.

Rules 5th Edition and any Annexes are binding on certification bodies recognized by the IATF for the IATF 16949 certification scheme and, therefore, shall be understood by any client seeking IATF 16949 certification.

These “Rules” are subject to periodic review and may be modified at any time at the sole discretion of the IATF after consultation with appropriate stakeholders.