Looking for some input from the QFO team on a topic which I have never encountered directly. Rules, 5th edition states ... "1.0 Eligibility for certification to IATF 16949" If a site supplies to a customer requiring 3rd party certification to IATF, then all automotive customers of the site shall be included in the scope of audit. However, the rules then go on to state... "At the request of the client to the CB, the client may exclude a site...that supplies ...parts to automotive customers not requiring ...certification to IATF 16949." At first glance, these two statements appear to contradict each other. Has anyone had actual experience with requesting this type of exclusion from the CB? Was the CB agreeable to it? Thanks in advance.