ISO/TS 16949:2009

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) announced in Certification Body (CB) Communique 2009-10 that the automotive quality standard, ISO/TS 16949:2009, has been published. This IATF notice referred readers to the CB Communique 2008-06 for ISO/TS 16949:2009 transition information:

1. No New Requirements

ISO/TS 16949:2009 introduces no new or changed requirements. The incorporated ISO 9001:2008 standard is based on clarifications or amendments to ISO 9001:2000 and those intended to improve consistency with ISO 14001:2004.

2. Application

Certification Bodies and Organizations are expected to understand and apply the amendments in ISO/TS 16949:2009. Application of the clarifications related to ISO 9001:2008 requirements (in the boxed text of ISO/TS 16949:2009) is effective no later than 120 days after the release of ISO/TS 16949:2009.

3. Certification Status to ISO/TS 16949:2002

The certification status to ISO/TS 16949:2002 remains in effect for the certification life. Certification to ISO/TS 2009 will be recognized with the effective date of the release of ISO/TS 16949:2009. Certification to ISO/TS 16949:2009 is not an upgrade and its term is the same as the current ISO/TS 16949:2002 certificate.

4. Certificates Issued to ISO/TS 16949:2009

IATF recognized certificates to ISO/TS 16949:2009 may be issued upon request by an organization (client) after official publication and after a regularly scheduled surveillance audit, but are not required until the next recertification audit.