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IFIA Safety Conference – Save the date – 17-18 October

July 6th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

IFIA, The International Federation of Inspection Agencies, will be hosting a multi-stakeholder Safety Conference on the 17-18 of October 2018 in the city of Rotterdam. Together with BP, ExxonMobil, and Shell, the conference will bring together the inspection, petroleum and shipping industries to discuss key safety issues and agree to suitable solutions to address them. Read More


IFIA Anti-counterfeiting video

June 27th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

IFIA is pleased to publish a new explanatory video on the role of the TIC industry to fight counterfeiting launched at the 2018 EUROPOL IP Crime Conference For more information on IFIA members’ anti-counterfeiting efforts, please visit the IFIA Anti-counterfeiting committee page here.


EUROLAB and IFIA sign Memorandum of Understanding

June 21st, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

EUROLAB, the European Federation of National Associations of Measurement, Testing and Analytical Laboratories and IFIA, the International Federation of Inspection Agencies, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 10 June, in Lisbon. The MoU has as main objective to enhance the cooperation and dialogue between the two organisations, create synergies, leverage resources and speak with Read More


IFIA and CEOC International Joint Statement on the Cybersecurity Act

June 12th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

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 Posted in Uncategorized |

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 Posted in Uncategorized |

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

May 29th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

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


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

May 17th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

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 Posted in Uncategorized |

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 Posted in Uncategorized |

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