Conformity assessment

This lecture deals with the relations between standardization and conformity assessment. It explains the different roles of first, second and third parties in conformity assessment and the application of conformity assessment to products, services, processes, management systems and people. Following sections pay attention to conformity assessment by independent third parties, certification, and to the recognition of certification organizations in the form of accreditation. Then, the international business context is presented, including standards, notification by governments, mutual recognition of certification and accreditation, and the role of the World Trade Organization.
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Accreditation, CE marking, Calibration laboratory, Certification, Conformity assessment, Inspection, Inspection body, International Forum for Accreditation (IAF Inc).), Keymark, Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), New Approach, Notified body, Proficiency testing, Self Declaration of Conformity (SDOC), Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, World Trade Organization (WTO)

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AuthorsDe Vries, Henk J., Feilzer, Albert J., Gundlach, Harry, Simons, Jan
Publisher:Wilfried Hesser,
First published / Last update: 2006 / 2010
Courses:University program level: Master and Bachelor degree; further education material (self studying material) for experts from industry and policy makers China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, PR of China Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam University of Moratuwa Katubedda, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Inklaar Consultants, Hamburg, Germany