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

February 1st, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized |

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 Posted in Uncategorized |

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 Posted in Uncategorized |

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

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

November 7th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

35th Annual General Assembly event of IFIA hosted by SGS, On 6-7 December 2017, in Geneva. On the 6th of December 2017, IFIA held a half-day conference to address one of the key topics that is ranking high on many stakeholders’ agendas, namely Digitalisation. Presentations given during the Digitalisation conference: • “Shaping the Future of Digital Read More

IFIA and CEOC Position Paper on the Cybersecurity Act

October 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

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

IFIA sign MoU with ACIL

September 9th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

IFIA strengthened their cooperation with the American Council of Independent Labs (ACIL) through the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding. The two organisations share common understandings on several key issues in the field of independent conformity assessment and the agreement will thus provide an opportunity to speak with a single voice on issues of common Read More

IFIA and CEOC Joint Position Paper on EU Cybersecurity

July 27th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

IFIA and CEOC International have published a joint position paper in support of the European Commission’s efforts to raise the level of trust and security within the connected society and stress the necessity of a clear regulatory framework to security testing and certification with harmonized standards across a variety of areas to allow Conformity Assessment Read More

New IFIA Code of Practice on Transportable Moisture Limits

May 17th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

IFIA has recently published a new Code of Practice on Transportable Moisture Limits (TML). The Code, prepared by the IFIA Metals and Minerals Committee, will apply to IFIA Members that offer TML testing services and other interested parties that intend to use this Code as guidance for testing the TML for solid bulk cargos which Read More

IFIA – CPSC seminar – Lithium Ion Battery Training in China on May 16

May 2nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized |

Do You Manufacture Lithium-Ion Batteries?  Do You Develop and Design Consumer Products Using Lithium Ion Batteries for the U.S. Market?   Attend a Free Lithium-Ion Batteries in Consumer Products Safety Training for Designers and Manufacturers International Seminar   Presented by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with the China Council for the Promotion Read More

7th International Safety Conference – “How to ensure product safety in a global market?”, 8th November 2016, Brussels

September 20th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized |

CEOC International, ETICS, EUROLAB and IFIA organized the 7th International Safety Conference titled “How to ensure product safety in a global market?” on 8th November 2016, 17:00h at the Stanhope Hotel (Rue du Commerce 9) in Brussels. Ahead of the 2016 International Consumer Product Safety Week, the TIC (Testing, Inspection and Certification) Sector came together with Read More