The automotive industry quality standard ISO/TS 16949 is being updated by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). IATF 16949:2016 will be released 1st October 2016.
All organisations currently certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 must transition to the new standard by 14th September 2018. After 1stOctober 2017 no audits (initial, surveillance, recertification or transfer) shall be conducted to ISO/TS 16949:2009.
1st October 2016 – Release of standard
1st November 2016 – Release of rules
2nd January 2017 – Date from which the new standard will be in effect
14th September 2018 – Date by which all organisations must transition to the new standard
30th September 2017 – Final date for ISO/TS16949 Audits
1st October 2017 – All Audits to be carried out to IATF16949:2016 standard