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ABOUT THE C&S COMMITTEE

One of the valuable resources of the wool industry are the IWTO standards and regulations which form the basis for every day trade within the industry. Read more about the wool industry standards by clicking here. These standards and regulations have been democratically developed over the last decades by IWTO members within the Contracts & Specifications Committee (C&S Committee) and its Technical Groups.

The Contracts & Specifications Committee is the approving body for all IWTO Draft Test Methods and for amendments to enhance existing IWTO Test Methods. It is also the body which initiates the formal adoption of Specifications as IWTO Test Methods, or for their relegation of a lesser status, by the Assembly.

The C&S Committee coordinates the following groups:

  • Technical Group
    • Raw Material Group
    • Product Group
  • Wool Innovation & Technology Forum

 

TASKS OF THE C&S COMMITTEE 

  • Votes on proposed changes to Red, White and Blue Books for recommendation to the Assembly
  • Reports changes to the Red, White and Blue Book to the membership
  • Coordinates and publishes the changes to the Red, White and Blue Book
  • Coordinates all Technical Groups and the Licensing Panel and appoints chairmen to these groups

 

TASKS OF THE TECHNICAL GROUP

  • Provides a platform to discuss changes and updates to the Red and White Books
  • Creates and coordinates Ad hoc working groups who work on proposed WGD or DTM throughout the year
  • Prepares the annual IWTO Congress sessions
  • Shares technical expertise with the membership

 

TASKS OF THE WOOL INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY FORUM

  • Provides a platform for academic research papers at the IWTO Congress
  • Organises the Poster Session at the IWTO Congress

 

 

Working Group Members:

C&S Committee Chair: Michael Jackson (Australia)
C&S Committee Secretary: David Crowe (Australia)
Raw Material Group Chair: Wian Heath (South Africa)
Raw Material Group Secretary: 
Product Group Chair: Chen Min (China)
Product Group Secretary: 
Wool Innovation & Technology Forum Chair: Enrico Prina (Italy)