The objectives of the Committee are:

  • To improve the professional image and standing of IFIA member companies within the consumer and industrial products testing, inspection and certification industry (the industry) with clients and official bodies
  • To provide a single point of contact between companies within the industry and with external bodies (clients, government agencies, standards organisations etc.) in order to project the collective views and experience of the industry
  • To provide an open forum for members to discuss and resolve important testing, inspection and certification issues within the industry, notably:
    • To collect data on product safety and conformity and to identify areas for activity by the independent testing, inspection and certification industry
    • To work collectively to influence public authorities to improve regulations and their enforcement
    • To identify barriers to market access for the independent testing, inspection and certification industry and work collectively to overcome them

Consumer Product Safety : Self-certification vs third-party testing and certification

Product Safety Compared

Joint IFIA-CEOC-ACIL TTIP Conformity Assessment Paper

Consumer Product Safety Study 2015

Consumer Product Safety Study 2014

IFIA Consumer Product Safety Study Dec 2013

Chairman

Jens Butenandt, TUV SUD, Germany


Members

Intertek, USA (Gregg Tiemann)
SGS, Switzerland (Richard Shentu)
CSA, Canada (George Tranquada)
DEKRA, Germany (Bert Zoetbrood)
TUV Rheinland, Germany (Susanne Aretz)
TUV SUD, Germany (Jens Butenandt)
Bureau Veritas, Hong Kong (Oliver Butler)
Underwriters Laboratories, USA (Marcello Manca)


Secretary

(IFIA)