Quality Infrastructure Council for the Americas – QICA
The Quality Infrastructure Council for the Americas (QICA), comprises the three independent regional organizations involved in quality infrastructure in America: the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT), the Inter-American Metrology System (SIM) and the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC), each of which has an active and broad participation in American countries in their respective areas of expertise.
The Council is the contact point for cooperation actions in support of strengthening national quality infrastructure in all countries of the Americas.
In this framework, its basic objective is to promote a shared vision for mutual support in standards development, the development of accreditation and the scientific, industrial and legal metrology.
QICA is a platform to develop joint projects, information sharing, and cross-functional training and development that, by acting collaboratively, exceeds the abilities of any one-organization acting alone.