At the 2019 CMC meeting, the CMC approved the PAC proposal regarding the mandatory implementation timeline for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for CBTLs. The mandatory timeline for CTFs has been approved by correspondence, both are accessible by clicking on this article.At the 2019 CMC meeting, the CMC approved the PAC proposal regarding the mandatory implementation timeline for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for CBTLs. The mandatory timeline for CTFs has been approved by correspondence, both are accessible by clicking on this article.