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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 comments on the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

February 15th 2018

IFIA recently provided comments on the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Version 1.1 Draft 2 (“Framework”) and encouraged NIST to continue dialogue and sharing of views and approaches with international stakeholders so that the Framework can further its mission of providing a common language for cybersecurity risk management. IFIA also recommends that NIST Read More

Breakfast Discussion Panel: “Consumer Products: Are we getting the safety we expect?”

February 1st 2018

Breakfast Discussion Panel: “Consumer Products: Are we getting the safety we expect?” With the publication of the new Package on Market Surveillance, the Independent Testing, Inspection, Certification (TIC) federations, under the patronage of MEP Christel SCHALDEMOSE, organised a Discussion Panel which took place at the European Parliament, on 24 January 2018, under the title:  “Consumer Products: Are we getting the safety we Read More

Position Paper Improving energy audits, completing the energy efficiency union

January 29th 2018

IFIA and CEOC International acknowledge the important progresses that have been made since the adoption of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27). In a political context where important actors outside the EU are questioning an ambitious climate policy, the EU should take the lead and strive for high international standards in terms of energy efficiency. On Read More

Animated TIC sector explainer video

January 17th 2018

IFIA and CEOC, the international federations representing the independent testing, inspection and certification sector (TIC), are pleased to bring you an explanatory video on the role of the TIC sector in the global economy. The video is available on YouTube: We welcome all TIC employees to make use of this explanatory video in their communications Read More

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