SIs for the IATF 16949 Standard
IATF 16949:2016 - Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs)

The Automotive Industry Quality Management System Standard, IATF 16949 (First Edition) was published in October 2016 and became effective as of 1 January 2017. A so-called Sanctioned Interpretation (SI) alters the interpretation of a rule or requirement and thereby becomes the basis for a deviation.

The current Sanctioned Interpretations have been approved and published by the IATF. Unless otherwise stated, these Sanctioned Interpretations are effective from the date of their respective publication.

The revised text in those Sanctioned Interpretation (SIs) is always highlighted in blue.


All officially translated versions of these Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) can be found on the IATF Global website:

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