Brussels, 26 May 2021. On 7 June 2021, the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Council will host a virtual panel to discuss with actors from policy-making, consumers organisations and the TIC sector, effective strategies to ensure reopening the economy in a safe and vigilant fashion.

The webinar will serve as a platform to exchange ideas for preparing an effective policy toolbox to improve preparedness and resilience against future sanitary crises.

This would capitalise upon the lessons learnt from the pandemic. It will also touch upon consumers expectations for mitigating risks and policymakers’ ambitions to safely relaunch the economy.

During the webinar, TIC Council will present its relevant Policy Recommendations for Societies Resilient to Sanitary Risk. These include various regulatory aspects, such as covering potential legislative gaps, promoting protocols and training around the proper implementation of requirements, and ensuring rigorous monitoring and continuous PPE testing.


Our panellists include:

·         John F. Ryan - Director of Public Health at European Commission’s Health and Food Safety Directorate General

·         Chiara Giovannini - Deputy Director General, ANEC, The European Consumer Voice in Standardisation

·         Dr Gilles Martin – CEO, Eurofins


TIC Council’s Director General, Hanane Taidi commented:

All sectors have faced tremendous challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. Third-party TIC companies sought and implemented innovative solutions throughout this period to support numerous organisations from schools to large hotel chains. Now, we want to play our part in relaunching the economy. To facilitate the sector’s critical contribution, a robust regulatory framework is required. We hope that our webinar will act as the stimulus to bring forward relevant proposals.”


Registration for the webinar is open and can be found here.


Media contact:

Laura Martin

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Editor’s Note About TIC Council:

TIC Council is the global trade federation representing the independent third-party Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry which brings together more than 90-member companies and organizations from around the world to speak with one voice. Its members provide services across a wide range of sectors: consumer products, medical devices, petroleum, mining and metals, food, and agriculture among others. Through provision of these services, TIC Council members assure that not only regulatory requirements are met, but also that reliability, economic value, and sustainability are enhanced.  TIC Council’s members are present in more than 160 countries and employ more than 300,000 people across the globe.