Events Were Co-Hosted by the High Commission and Consulate General of Canada, the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie
CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development, product testing and certification services, together with the High Commission of Canada and the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CGCIC) held seminars in London and Munich on supply chains in a global market. The events were hosted by RJ Falconi, Executive Vice President Government and Corporate Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, CSA Group, Mark Richardson, Senior Trade Commissioner and Counsellor at High Commission of Canada in London, and Thomas Beck, President and CEO, CGCIC.
Presenters at the seminars included: Dr Paul Wilkinson, Global Business Unit Director for Transportation, CSA Group, Steven Goodinson, Canadian Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner (Munich), Dr Terrie Romano, Ontario International Munich Trade and Investment Office, Aaron Rosland, Ontario International London Trade and Investment Office and Graham Stuart, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP.
“CSA Group has been a leader in standards development for almost 100 years,” said RJ Falconi. “As the world market becomes more integrated, multinational corporations will face challenges in both conformity and supply chain management. CSA Group is pleased we were able to bring together internal and external experts to offer our clients insight into the future of the global marketplace.”
As global markets become more important for success of an organization, independent third party verification of product safety and performance will become a competitive advantage and help to strengthen brand reputation. CSA Group also works to harmonize standards internationally to help lower trade barriers and create a benchmark for performance and safety around the world.
CSA Group is expanding its standards development activities to help clients globally and will continue to offer training and services to assist manufacturers in understanding the requirements for global markets. It has established offices and laboratories throughout Europe in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and offers a full range of product testing and certification services for global markets, including Europe and North America.
About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.
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