EN ISO/IEC 17000:2004

Conformity assessment - Vocabulary and general principles (ISO/IEC 17000:2004) EN ISO/IEC 17000:2004

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Jun 10, 2020


CEN/CLC/JTC 1 Criteria for conformity assessment bodies

European Norm

01.040.03   Services. Company organization, management and quality. Administration. Transport. Sociology (Vocabularies) | 03.120.20   Product and company certification. Conformity assessment


ISO/IEC 17000:2004 specifies general terms and definitions relating to conformity assessment, including the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies, and to the use of conformity assessment to facilitate trade. A description of the functional approach to conformity assessment is included as a further aid to understanding among users of conformity assessment, conformity assessment bodies and their accreditation bodies, in both voluntary and regulatory environments.
ISO/IEC 17000:2004 does not set out to provide a vocabulary for all of the concepts that may need to be used in describing particular conformity assessment activities. Terms and definitions are given only where the concept defined would not be understandable from the general language use of the term or where an existing standard definition is not applicable.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


REGULATION (EC) No 765/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93


Life cycle


EN 45020:1998


EN ISO/IEC 17000:2004
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jun 10, 2020


EN ISO/IEC 17000:2020