Oct 17, 2018 Last Updated 3:22 PM, Oct 3, 2018

List of Related Bodies

 

RELATED BODY

RELATIONSHIP

OVERALL POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST RATING

1.          Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries (MICAF)

Specifier, Supplier, Customer/Client

High

2.          Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ)

Client, Supplier, Specifier, Other

High

3.          Ministry of Health (MoH)

Specifier, Client, Supplier

Medium

4.          Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Supplier

Low

5.          Ministry of Finance and the Public Service

Supplier

Low

6.          Gov Jamaica (outside of MICAF)

Specifier

Low

7.          Inter American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) ) - the Regional Association of Accreditors of the Americas

Specifier, Supplier, Other

Low

8.          International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) - the International Association of Accreditors

Specifier, Other

Low

9.          Trinidad and Tobago Laboratory Accreditation Service (TTLABS) - a regional accreditation partner

Client, Supplier, Other

Medium

10.      Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) (CCA)

Regional Association of Accreditors

Medium

11.      Other Accreditation Bodies

Other

Medium

12.      Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA)

Supplier, Client

Low

13.      Laboratory Association of Jamaica (LAJ)

Clients, Supplier

Medium

14.      University of the West Indies (UWI)

Client, Supplier

Medium

15.      National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA)

Specifier, Supplier, Client

Low

16.      Scientific Research Council (SRC)

Client, Supplier

Medium

17.      University of Technology (UTech)

Client, Supplier

Medium

18.      National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA)

Specifier, Supplier, Client

Medium

19.      Sugar Industry Authority Research Division (SIARD)

Specifier, Supplier, Client

Medium

20.      Bodles Research Station

Specifier, Client

Medium

21.      Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division (FSPID)

Client

Medium

22.      Cannabis Licensing Authority

Client

Medium

23.      Hazardous Substances Regulatory Authority (HSRA)

Client

Medium

24.      Coffee Industry Board (CIB)

Client

Medium

25.      The Banana Board

Client

Medium

26.      Veterinary Services Division

Client

Medium

27.      National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ)

Client

Medium

 

Notice of Transition to
ISO/IEC 17025:2017

JANAAC, in keeping with an ISO/ILAC 17025:2017 transition communique, requires all testing and calibration laboratories to make the transition to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard by November 2020. During this transition period, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 are equally valid. Testing and calibration laboratories may continue to submit applications for accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 up to December 31, 2018. After December 31, 2018, however, JANAAC will no longer be accepting applications for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation. Re-assessment or surveillance visits, however, done after December 31, 2018 will be done using the new standard. Please contact JANAAC for further information or clarifications.

Notice of Transition to
ISO/IEC 17011:2017

JANAAC is currently in transition to the new ISO/IEC 17011:2017 standard. As such, all our accredited CABs and new applications will be informed in a timely manner of any accreditation requirements which may be affected. Please contact JANAAC for further information or clarifications.