Industry & Academia
15 CFR Part 287 Guidance on Federal Agency Conformity Assessment Activities
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published revisions to 15 CFR Part 287 Guidance on Federal Agency Conformity Assessment Activities. The revision updates policy guidance on Federal agency use of conformity assessment that reflects advancement in conformity assessment concepts, and the evolution in Federal agency strategies and coordination in using and relying on conformity assessment.
United States and Brazil Conformity Assessment Workshop
The United States and Brazil Conformity Assessment Workshop took place virtually on September 22-23. This workshop facilitated the exchange of information concerning U.S. and Brazil standards, conformity assessment and regulatory systems as well as experiences concerning the acceptance of conformity assessment results in each other’s markets.
On September 22, NIST, the General Directorate of Standards (DGN) of Mexico, and the Standards Council of Canada held a virtual Mexico-USA-Canada Workshop: Overview of Mexico’s National Quality Infrastructure Law. A link to the workshop presentation is in the agenda on the event page.
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