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Thematic session on Conformity Assessment Procedures

At the Eighth Triennial Review, Members agreed to continue to hold thematic sessions in conjunction with its regular meetings during 2019 to 2021, with a view to further deepening the Committee's exchange of experiences on specific topics, and to hold a session on conformity assessment procedures (CAP) in March 2019 with a focus on: post market controls (e.g. market surveillance) and other pre-market controls; and risk assessment.

This thematic session was moderated by: Mrs. Elisa Olmeda (Mexico)
Moderator Report

Panel 1

  1. United States: Post Market Surveillance for Consumer Product Safety in the United States, Beverly Kohen, Director of Field Investigations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (via video conference).
  2. China: Introduction to the Latest Development of the Reform of the China Compulsory Certification System, Mr. HAO Xin, State Administration for Market Regulation.
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  3. European Union: Enforcement of Legislation on Products: the Market Surveillance Framework in the European Union, Mr. Christophe Roeland, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission.
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  4. European Union: Enforcement of legislation on products: French organization for market surveillance, Mr. Tanguy Larher, Head of the Office for Products Regulation, French Ministry for Economy and Finance.
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Panel 2

  1. Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu: Risk Assessment through the Life Cycle of Medicinal Products, Mr. Pang Te LIN, Associate Researcher, Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare.
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  2. United States: PREDICT: A risk-based tool for regulated products, Ravi Bharwani, Advisor, Global Regulatory Policy, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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  3. Japan: Product Accident Information, Ms. Kuniko Ishigami, Deputy Director, Office for Economic Partnership for Standards and Conformity Assessment, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
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  4. Australia: Challenges to conformity assessment models of changing supply chains ľ some Australian experiences, Ms Jennifer Evans, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA)
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  5. United States: UL ľ Trusted Partner in Market Surveillance, Karen Grunstra, Global Government Affairs Senior Specialist, Underwriters Laboratories
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