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The International Federation of Inspection Agencies website provides information about the wide range of activities that the association undertakes.

IFIA aims to improve the methods, standards, safety procedures and rules used by its members for the benefit of both them and their stakeholders.

IFIA works closely with governmental and trade bodies in the realisation of its goals. Founded in 1982, IFIA is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and is a non-profit making organisation.

Latest News & Events

IFIA and CEOC International Joint Statement on the Cybersecurity Act

June 12th 2018

IFIA and CEOC International, the associations representing the independent testing, inspection and certification sector welcome the Council’s general approach on the Cybersecurity Act. The presented text offers a coherent approach and provides legal clarity on key concepts. We particularly welcome the clear and coherent distinction between certification (i.e. third-party activity carried out by an accredited Read More

IFIA comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Conformity Assessment Documents

June 4th 2018

IFIA submitted comments to the NIST’s conformity assessment documents:   ABC’s of Conformity Assessment   and Conformity Assessment Considerations for Federal Agencies IFIA’s comments on the ABC’s document can be found here and comments on the Considerations document can be found here. As part of IFIA’s comments to the NIST documents, IFIA developed the draft paper with Read More

IFIA Presentation at the U.S. FDA Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment of Medical Devices

May 29th 2018

IFIA presentation at the U.S. FDA Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment (ASCA) of Medical Devices 22-23 May, 2018 IFIA presented at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration workshop on 22-23 May in Silver Spring, MD. IFIA was represented by Mr. Steven Margis, Director, Conformity Assessment Programs (CPO), UL. Video recording of the workshop is available here) Read More

IFIA Testimony at U.S. CPSC hearing on IoT and Consumer Product Hazard

May 29th 2018

IFIA testimony at the U.S. CPSC hearing “Internet of Things and Consumer Product Hazards”16 May, 2018 IFIA testified at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) “Internet of Things and Consumer Product Hazards” hearing on 16 May 2018 in Bethesda, MD. IFIA was represented by Mr. Travis L. Norton, Technical Director, Hardlines, Electronics and Smart Read More

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