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February 8, 2006

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and Israel Sign Product Safety Agreement

On February 7, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Hal Stratton and Grisha Doitch, the Director of the Israel Administration oif Standardization in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, signed a Statement of Intent to improve the safety of products traded between Israel and the United States. According to a CPSC press release, "[t]he agreement calls for an exchange of information on consumer product safety, cooperation to prevent injuries from hazardous consumer products, the development of training programs dealing with consumer product safety, and an exchange of officials, experts and professionals to carry out consumer safety programs."   The CPSC has also signed agreements with Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, the European Commission, India, Mexico and Taiwan to improve the safety of consumer products.

MKS

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