The term ‘compliance with the Code’ refers to how a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code can demonstrate and maintain its Anti-Doping Rules and program implementation in line with the Code, the International Standards and other regulations. The compliance of anti-doping programs with the Code is a paramount foundation of the global anti-doping system and as such, it is also a key priority for the ITA.
WADA has placed increased emphasis on the compliance of Code Signatories with their Code obligations. Since 2015, WADA has established an enhanced Code Compliance Monitoring Program to identify, monitor and assess the compliance of Signatories with the Code and International Standards, in a more thorough and robust manner, taking into account not only Signatories’ Anti-Doping Rules but also their implementation of anti-doping programs.
On 1 April 2018, the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS) entered into force, which further reinforced WADA’s Code Compliance Monitoring Program by creating a clear legal framework for WADA’s compliance activities and outlining the responsibilities and consequences applicable to Signatories.
The ITA Compliance Team is responsible for ensuring that our services and anti-doping programs delegated by other organisations are at all times in full compliance with the Code, the International Standards and other applicable regulations.