CEOC International and EEPCA sign MoU
On 13th May 2013 CEOC International and EEPCA, the European Electrical Products Certification Association, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to enhance the cooperation between the two associations. The document was signed by CEOC President Simo Hassi and EEPCA President Valberto Baggio during the CEOC International General Assembly and Annual Conference in London, UK.
2012 RAPEX annual report published
EUROPEAN CERTIFICATION MEETINGS
EEPCA has the pleasure to host the 2013 European Certification Meetings, in Nice, France, from 16 to 18 April 2013.
CEN-CENELEC StandarDays - open info days on European Standardization
CEN-CENELEC organizes its information days on european standardization on 23 and 24 April 2013.
This is an opportunity to get a clear and structured overview of the European Standardization System, of the CEN and CENELEC products and processes, as well as the benefits of involvement to potential stakeholders.
GPSD: draft Regulation replacing Directive 2001/95
The European Commission proposed on 13 February 2013 (see press release) to improve product safety in the EU by strengthening market surveillance in the Member States
American and European Standards Organisations agree to collaborate on aligning standards to facilitate trade between EU and USA
14 February 2013 - At their meeting in Dublin this week, the European Standards Organisations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) agreed that they will maintain and intensify their collaboration with a view to aligning their standards, which is necessary in order to facilitate trade in both goods and services between Europe and the USA. This collaboration is set to become increasingly important as the European Union and United States are about to begin negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
NEW REPRESENTATION OF LIGHTING INDUSTRY IN EUROPE LAUNCHED
On 5 December, leading industry representatives met in Brussels to formalize and launch LightingEurope, the voice of the lighting industry in Europe. This new association represents all-sized European lighting companies, including SME’s active in consumer and/or professional lighting as well as national lighting associations.
3rd CEOC International Safety Seminar
On 6th November 2012, CEOC International presented its position paper "The added value of 3rd party inspection and certification" during the 3rd CEOC International Safety Seminar in Brussels.
CALENDAR OF MEETINGS
ECS WG "Technical Matters":
2 October 2013, IMQ, Milan, Italy
ECS General Meeting
8-10 April 2014, To Be Announced
ECS Executive Committee
1st July 2013, by webconference
15 October 2013, Berlin, Germany
10 December 2013, by webconference
18 February 2014, venue to be defined
2013 meeting invitation from DEKRA Testing and Certification S.r.l., Italy
16-18 April 2013, Electrosuisse, Zurich, Switzerland
2013 meeting invitation from Intertek SEMKO, Kista, Sweden
12-14 June 2013, SGS Belgium Div. CEBEC, Brussels, Belgium
HAR Group + HAR AC
10 April 2014, To Be Announced