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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

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

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

January 12th 2018

With the publication of the new Package on Market Surveillance, the Independent Testing, Inspection, Certification (TIC) federations, under the patronage of MEP Christel SCHALDEMOSE, will organise a Discussion Panel taking place at the European Parliament, on 24 January 2018, from 8.00h-9.30h under the title: “Consumer Products: Are we getting the safety we expect? How to Read More

IFIA 35th General Assembly Meeting Event December 6-7 in Geneva

November 7th 2017

35th Annual General Assembly event of IFIA to be hosted by SGS, On 6-7 December 2017, in Geneva. On the 6th of December 2017, IFIA will be organising a half-day conference to address one of the key topics that is ranking high on many stakeholders’ agendas, namely Digitalisation. Nowadays, virtually all sectors are impacted by Read More

IFIA and CEOC Position Paper on the Cybersecurity Act

October 27th 2017

Digitalisation offers a wealth of opportunities; however, these can be hampered by security threats for citizens, industry, and governments alike. IFIA and CEOC International, on behalf of the independent third-party Testing Inspection Certification (TIC) sector, welcome the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Cybersecurity Certification Framework (the “Framework”) for ICT products and Read More

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