Briefing: Standardization Practices in EU and US
This briefing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in room B-318 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
The briefing is intended highlight the differences, similarities, and interface of legislation, standards, and trade in the U.S. and EU regulatory systems. Speakers will include:
· Daniel Calleja Crespo,the European Commission's Director General for Enterprise and Industry and the EU side Co-chair of the EU-U.S. High Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum
· Jan Eric Frydman,European Commission, Head of Unit for International Regulatory Agreements and Toy Safety
· Richard W. O'Brien,U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Director of International Programs
· Maureen Logghe,European Commission, Policy Officer for Toy Safety
· Joan Lawrence,Chair, ASTM Subcommittee on Toy Safety (and TIA VP of Standards and Government Affairs)
As you know, children are a vulnerable consumer group and need the highest possible protections. In 2007, there were major recalls of unsafe toys, which contributed to the adoption of legislation in both the U.S. and the European Union – Public Law 110-314, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (US) and the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48 /EC (EU) and relevant standards. Learn how these regulations and standards impact both transatlantic commerce and safety.
This discussion is open to all interested Members, staff, and interns. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jamila Thompson on my staff at Jamila.email@example.com or x5-3801.