ISED are seeking comments related to proposed changes related to conformity assessment that include:
- changes to allow accreditation bodies to be recognized by ISED and perform accreditation to testing laboratories located in non-MRA countries;
- changes to ISO/IEC 17025 scope of accreditation for testing laboratories; and
- transition period and renewal period for the accreditation of testing laboratories.
Comments can be made for 60 days (from August 31, 2017). ISED will also give a further 30 days to respond to submitted comments, once these are posted on the ISED website..
Consultation materials can be found here: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf11322.html