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IQNET - The International Certification Network 

The IQNET Association is an international network of conformity assessment bodies with a legal seat in Switzerland.  Its international member organisations are chosen because of their:

- contribution to promoting quality & conformance among stakeholders
- knowledge of their country's market
- international accreditations
- commitment to abide with IQNET agreements, in terms of worldwide       business cooperation
- participation in regular peer evaluations

NSAI is the IQNET partner in Ireland.

Where applicable organisations certified by NSAI also receive an IQNET certificate.  This is an exclusive tool which allows NSAI clients to confidently compete in the global market through the recognition extended by IQNET partners located around the world.  A list of countries can be found here.

NSAI can assist certified organisations in exploring conformity assessment requirements in other countries from management systems to specialised schemes using methods exclusive to IQNET.

The IQNET Association, through the cooperation of its Partners, has harnesssed a vast amount of information and expertise for the benefit of the standardisation, conformity assessment and business communities.  IQNET partners strictly adhere to the rules of the Association by maintaining and providing professional, reliable and responsible services.  Being 'global' earns the trust of the business sector, thanks to our unique leadership and expertise combined with IQNETs global recognition.

IQNet supports the work of international organisations by its membership and involvement in:

Association Member to International Accreditation Forum (IAF)

A-Liaison to International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

A-Liaison to ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment (ISO CASCO)

European Organization for Quality (EOQ)

Active Representations in Regional Accreditation Groups

IQNET is actively present in the works of European Accreditation (EA) as a 'Recognized Stakeholder', and the Inter American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) as a 'Stakeholder Member'.

Food Safety System Certification

IQNET is a member of the FSSC 22000 Board of Stakeholders and Advisory Committee making a contribution to support a trusted assurance platform for the consumer goods industry.

Read more about IQNet, it's partners and products on the IQNet website