The International Conformity Assessment Committee (ICAC) serves as the ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization Conformity Assessment Committee (ISO CASCO). ISO CASCO writes standards for the effective operation of conformity assessment bodies and activities. ISO CASCO also provides policy recommendations to the ISO Council on conformity assessment matters.
As an ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG, the ICAC develops U.S. consensus positions in response to ISO CASCO ballots and requests for comments, appoints U.S. experts to ISO CASCO Working Groups, and coordinates participation at annual ISO CASCO plenary meetings and other ISO CASCO activities.
There are two types of membership on the ICAC:
U.S. stakeholders interested in becoming a member of the ICAC should email the U.S. TAG Administrator for more information.
Chair: Cynthia Woodley
Vice Chair: Carl Kircher
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The ICAC has two official web-based U.S. TAG meetings per year. One meeting is focused on the discussion and preparation of positions on matters to be covered at the ISO CASCO plenary. The other meeting is focused on internal matters of the ICAC and any other ad hoc items that may arise. In addition to the two official U.S. TAG meetings, the ICAC convenes via teleconference as needed to develop and finalize U.S. TAG consensus positions and comments on ISO CASCO ballots.
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