C&S Committee

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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. 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:

  • Licensing Panel
  • Technical Groups
    • 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 the Chairs of these groups

 

TASKS OF THE RAW MATERIAL GROUP AND PRODUCT GROUP

  • Provide a platform to discuss changes and updates to the Red and White Books
  • Create and coordinate ad hoc working groups as appropriate
  • Prepare the annual IWTO Congress sessions
  • Share technical expertise with the membership

 

TASKS OF THE WOOL INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY FORUM

  • Provide a platform for academic research papers at the IWTO Congress
  • Organise the Poster Session at the IWTO Congress

 

TASKS OF THE LICENSING PANEL

  • Review IWTO licensing procedures and recommend changes where appropriate
  • Determine whether new test methods qualify for licensing
  • Verify conformity with ISO/IEC 17011
  • Review applications for IWTO laboratory licensing
  • Advise the membership on issues involving licensing
  • Initiate action in the case of misuse of IWTO certificates

 

Working Group Members:

C&S Committee Chair: Michael Jackson
C&S Committee Secretary: David Crowe 
Raw Material Group Chair: Wian Heath 
Raw Material Group Secretary: 
Product Group Chair: 
Product Group Secretary: 
Wool Innovation & Technology Forum Chair: Enrico Prina 
Licensing Panel Chair: Jens Nielsen
Licensing Panel Secretary: IWTO