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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

Breakfast Panel Discussion “Cybersecurity: Certifying against risk – myth or reality?” 15.05.2018

May 17th 2018

With the discussions on the Cybersecurity Act reaching the final stages both in the European Parliament and the Council, the Independent Testing, Inspection, Certification (TIC) federations, under the patronage of MEP Dr. Angelika Niebler organised on 15th May a panel discussion with key stakeholders to discuss the risks and challenges of a connected world and Read More

IFIA at ICPHSO 2018

March 2nd 2018

IFIA participated in a panel discussion titled “Best Practices for Managing Third Party Risks” at the 2018 ICPHSO Annual Meeting and Training Symposium in Orlando, Florida. IFIA’s remarks highlighted key considerations that can help assess the risk levels associated with different scenarios and the appropriate conformity assessment tools that can be used to mitigate such Read More

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

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