Vendor Inspection Co-operation Working Group (VICWG)

The MDEP Vendor Inspection Co-operation Working Group (VICWG) was approved by the MDEP Policy Group in March 2008. All MDEP countries and the IAEA were invited to participate in this working group's activities.

The VICWG's main objectives were:

  • to maximise results obtained from regulators' efforts in inspecting vendors;
  • to explore opportunities for international harmonisation in the area of quality assurance and quality management codes and standards.

Thus, the VICWG interacted with several Standards Development Organisations (ISO, AFCEN, etc.) and the World Nuclear Association's (WNA) working group on Cooperation in Reactor Design Evaluation and Licensing (CORDEL).

The VICWG reported its status to the MDEP Steering Technical Committee (STC) at the latter's thrice annual meetings.


For more information, see the MDEP Annual Report: 2018-2019.

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Last reviewed: 25 February 2022