Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Conformity Assessment in New Zealand


This survey was organized in New Zealand by Prof Pavel Castka (University of Canterbury) in cooperation with International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS ANZ and supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Accredited CABs in New Zealand were invited by email to participate in the survey.

The survey is part of a global attempt to map the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on conformity assessment and is jointly researched by Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und prüfung (German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing), the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin, Chair of Innovation Economics), Fraunhofer ISI in the framework of the QI-FoKuS initiative and University of Canterbury. The survey was successfully administered in Germany, New Zealand, Italy and the UK (as of Dec 2020).