What is CASCO?
CASCO is the ISO committee that works on issues relating to conformity assessment. CASCO develops policy and publishes standards related to conformity assessment, it does not perform conformity assessment activities. Membership to CASCO is open to full and correspondent members.
How is CASCO organised?
CASCO is made up of a number of groups that take care of different tasks.
CASCO's standards' development work is carried out by working groups made up of experts put forward by the ISO Member Bodies. The experts do not always belong to the member body but represent an expertise required by the working group.
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CASCO’s policy work is carried out by three groups:
- Chairman's Policy and Coordination Group (CPC) coordinates the technical work of CASCO and assists the CASCO Chair in identifying strategic conformity assessment issues.
- Technical Interface Group (TIG) liaises with other ISO technical committees (TCs) in order to ensure a consistent and harmonized approach to conformity assessment in those TCs.
- Strategic Alliance and Regulatory Group (STAR) provides a forum for industry sectors and regulators to interact with CASCO.
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