Dec 03, 2020 Last Updated 5:17 PM, Oct 16, 2020

Related Entities Analysis

 

 

Sept. 18, 2018

 

 

RELATED ENTITY

 

RELATIONSHIP

OVERALL POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST RATING

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

Specifier, supplier, client, other

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

Medium

6.          Gov. of Jamaica MDAs (other than MICAF & MOH)

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)

Other

Medium

11.      Other accreditation bodies

Other

Medium

12.      Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA)

Supplier, client, other

Low

13.      Laboratories Association of Jamaica (LAJ)

Client, supplier, other

Medium

14.      University of the West Indies (UWI)

Client, supplier, other

Medium

15.      National Environment and Planning  Agency (NEPA)

Specifier, supplier, client

Medium

16.      Scientific Research Council (SRC)

Client, supplier, other

Medium

17.      The University of Technology (UTech)

Client, supplier, other

Medium

18.      National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA)

Specifier, client, other

Medium

19.      Sugar Industry Research Institute (SIRI)

Supplier, client

Medium

20.      Bodles Research Station, Plant Protection Div.

Specifier, client, other

Medium

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

Client, Other

Low

22.      Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA)

Specifier

Low

23.      Hazardous Substances Regulatory Authority (HSRA)

 Specifier

Medium

24.      Coffee Industry Board (CIB)

Specifier, Client

Low

25.      The Banana Board

Specifier, Client

Low

26.      Veterinary Services Division (VSD)

Supplier, Client, other

Medium

27.      National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ)

Other

Medium

 

 

Notice of Transition to
ISO/IEC 17011:2017

    JANAAC has completed the transition to the revised ISO/IEC 17011 standard, as was demonstrated by the satisfactory results obtained from the most recent IAAC peer evaluation. As such, all our accreditation activities are being conducted in accordance with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17011:2017 standard.



    Notice of Transition to
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017

    ILAC, in consultation with ISO, agreed on a three-year period for laboratories that demonstrate conformity to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard, to make the transition from ISO/IEC 17025:2005, to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 version of the standard. A joint ILAC-ISO communique was issued indicating the transition period would end on November 30, 2020. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, ILAC and ISO agreed to extend the transition period to June 1, 2021. Accordingly, JANAAC requires its accredited laboratories to make this transition to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard by June 1, 2021. After this date, accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 will no longer be valid. During this transition period, both revisions of the standard are equally valid and applicable. JANAAC will no longer accept applications for accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard and is aiming to complete all transition assessments before September 30, 2020. All assessments (initial, re-assessments and interim assessments, including scope extensions) are being conducted using the revised standard, ISO/IEC 17025:2017. All accredited and applicant testing and calibration laboratories must have copies of the revised standard and should be well advanced in updating their activities to satisfy the new requirements in order to meet the transition timelines. Please contact JANAAC for any further information and clarification required.