SIs for the IATF Rules
Sanctioned Interpretations (SIs) for the IATF Rules 5th Edition

The “IATF Rules, 5th Edition” or “Rules for achieving maintaining IATF Recognition, 5th Edition” were published in November 2016 and have been mandatory since 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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