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About Us

JAS-ANZ was established in 1991 by the Australian and New Zealand governments to strengthen the trading relationship between the two countries and with other countries. The Agreement between Australia and New Zealand establishing the Governing Board, Technical Advisory Council and Accreditation Review Board of the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (the JAS-ANZ Treaty) requires JAS-ANZ to operate a joint accreditation system and to deliver on four goals relating to Integrity and Confidence, Trade Support, Linkages, and International Acceptance. 

JAS-ANZ is a not for profit, self funding international organisation. It is non-discriminatory, in that it will accept applications from conformity assessment bodies operating anywhere in the world. Accreditation programmes are accessible to all conformity assessment bodies, irrespective of size, location or affiliations, whose operations include activities for which accreditation programmes are currently available.

JAS-ANZ offers accreditation for the following programmes:

Structure

JAS-ANZ operations are overseen by a Governing Board. The Technical Advisory Council and the Accreditation Review Board allow JAS-ANZ to bring technical expertise and stakeholder involvement to the development of accreditation programmes and the accreditation decision respectively.

Secretariat

The JAS-ANZ Secretariat, located in Canberra, Australia, and Wellington, New Zealand, is the administrative arm of the Board. The Secretariat is responsible for administering the accreditation process, coordinating the technical committees associated with the accreditation programmes, providing input into national and international committees and working groups, and the development of new accreditation programmes.

JAS-ANZ management team.

JAS-ANZ office details are in Contact Us.