Brussels and Mexico City, 3 June 2021: TIC Council and the Consejo Mexicano de Normalización y Evaluación de la Conformidad (COMENOR) have announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to solidify the relationship between the two associations and establish a formal mechanism for sharing information and coordinating joint activities.

Through this MoU, COMENOR and TIC Council will aim at creating synergies and promoting collaboration to advance effective and robust conformity assessment policies in Mexico. To that end, the two associations will exchange views and, wherever possible, coordinate positions on policy matters of interest.

TIC Council Director General Hanane Taidi stated: “TIC Council is excited to establish this relationship with COMENOR. Both parties will benefit from exchanging international conformity assessment best practices as Mexico implement its new Quality Infrastructure Law. TIC Council commits to making this MoU a successful example of international cooperation within our sector.”

Juan Rosales, COMENOR’s President stated: “International cooperation is the cornerstone of innovation, and this new MoU will be a space for the exchange of ideas. Those ideas will aid both COMENOR and the TIC Council in generating more effective and successful policies, standards, regulations, and conformity assessment practices. At COMENOR we are thrilled to cultivate this new relationship with the TIC Council. The MoU will be initially valid for 3 years and will automatically renew for three-year periods if neither party proposes amendment or termination.”

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About TIC Council:

TIC Council is the global trade federation representing the independent third-party Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry which brings together more than 90-member companies and organizations from around the world to speak with one voice. Its members provide services across a wide range of sectors: consumer products, medical devices, petroleum, mining and metals, food, and agriculture among others. Through provision of these services, TIC Council members assure that not only regulatory requirements are met, but also that reliability, economic value, and sustainability are enhanced.  TIC Council’s members are present in more than 160 countries and employ more than 300,000 people across the globe.


COMENOR is a cross-sectional/multistakeholder association in Mexico representing standards’ developers and conformity assessment organizations. With more than 24 years of experience, COMENOR has the vision to improve the National System of Quality Infrastructure through the promotion of standards compliance and joint work with authorities, industry, associations and public in general. Effective this year, COMENOR joined the recently established National Commission of Quality Infrastructure chaired by the Minister of Economy as one of its members.