Conformity assessment — Vocabulary and general principles
|Publication Date:||1 May 2020|
|ICS Code (Services. Company organization, management and quality. Administration. Transport. Sociology. (Vocabularies)):||01.040.03|
|ICS Code (Product and company certification. Conformity assessment):||03.120.20|
This document specifies general terms and definitions relating to conformity assessment (including the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies) and to the use of conformity assessment to facilitate trade.
The general principles of conformity assessment and a description of the functional approach to conformity assessment are provided in Annex A.
Conformity assessment interacts with other fields such as management systems, metrology, standardization and statistics. The boundaries of conformity assessment are not defined in this document.