What process does this communique "start" for suppliers to automotive companies? Does this communication give the go-ahead for suppliers to implement this standard or was it to show unity among the automotive companies? There isn't any indication when the rest of the standard will be published. It is clear that any registrar that tries to register a company to ISO16949 is on shaky footing. So I guess any supplier that desires registration to this standard will have to wait. Howard - is your company doing anything with ISO16949? I guess you could implement it and then wait for the registration process to "catch up"!