The Instituto Boliviano de Normalización y Calidad (IBNORCA) is a private non-profit organization, founded on 5 May 1993. Its main task is to promote the effective development of Quality in Bolivia.
In February 1997, the National System of Quality, SNMAC (Standardization, Metrology, Accreditation, Certification System) was established. Through Supreme Decree 24498, IBNORCA's responsibilities were ratified for developing and performing technical standardization and the certification of products and Quality systems.
As the national body for standardization, IBNORCA represents Bolivia in the relevant specialized international, regional and sub-regional organizations.
IBNORCA is a correspondent member of ISO, a member of IEC, a member of the Panamerican Standards Commission (COPANT) and of the Mercosur Committee for Standardization (CMN). It also participates in the activities of the Andean Committee for Standardization (CAN) of the Andean Group.