News & Events

Press Release: Launch of TIC Council

December 13th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

Launching the TIC Council                   The new voice of the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) industry   Paris, December 13, 2018 – Leading companies in the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) industry have launched the TIC Council, a new international association representing independent third-party verification. Born from Read More


IFIA US is hiring a full-time Senior Policy Manager

November 5th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

IFIA US is hiring a full-time Senior Policy Manager. To view the job description and submit your application please click here. Deadline December 07 2018. 


Press release: Safety on Top of the Agenda for the Petroleum and Independent Inspection Industries

October 18th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

Press release: Safety on Top of the Agenda of the Petroleum and Independent Inspection Industries For the first time, the petroleum and inspection industries partner to share insights on key safety related issues Rotterdam, 18 October 2018: Hosted by the Port of Rotterdam, a safety conference was organised in partnership between the International Federation of Read More


IFIA presentation at RILA on emerging technologies

September 20th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

IFIA presented the at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) committee meeting on 19 September 2018 in Washington, DC. IFIA was represented by Mr. Travis L. Norton, Bureau Veritas and Mr. Tom Blewitt, VP and Chief Technical Officer of UL Connected Technologies. IFIA presented the TIC sector’s IoT supply chain expertise and discussed market trends, Read More


Registration Open – IFIA Annual General Meeting and IFIA-CEOC Annual Conference 2018 – 12-13 December

August 22nd, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

36th Annual General Meeting event of IFIA hosted by Bureau Veritas, On 12-13 December 2018, in Paris. Address : Immeuble Newtime, 40-52 Boulevard du Parc, 92200 Neuilly sur Seine cdex On the 12th of December 2018, IFIA will hold a thought provoking conference to address emerging trends likely to impact the TIC sector. This will be followed by a gala Read More


IFIA Safety Conference – This event has passed

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