If you’re interested in how the inspection cartel attempts to constrict the growth of anything it can’t squeeze income from, have a look at UKAS’s report on the joint ILAC / IAF conference.
See the countries the cartel is expanding into.
Then consider the advice at gov.uk:
- price fixing, bid rigging and other ways of agreeing not to compete (sometimes called ‘cartels’)
- abuse of a dominant market position
So coercing accredited organisations to deal with other accredited organisations, as accreditation must require to ensure its survival against competition from non-accredited organisations that may be just as good, isn’t abuse of dominant market position?
It’s not a crime when you’ve persuaded governments to promote and enforce your weak case.