In response to 10 U.S. domestic plywood producers, who make up the “U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition” and their filing of a claim under the Lanham Act, claiming the false labeling against three U.S. Certification agencies: Timber Products Inspection (TPI), PFS TECO, and the International Accreditation Service® (IAS), in regards to plywood being imported into the U.S. from Brazil, the IAS announced, on Friday 6/19, additional requirements for IAS-accredited organizations conducting inspections or testing of plywood products manufactured in Brazil. The following additional oversight procedures are effective immediately: In connection with upcoming reassessments of Timber Products Inspection, Inc. (“TPI”) and PFS Corporation (“PFS-TECO”) in 2020, IAS will consider publicly available information from the pending action U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition et al v. PFS Corporation, Case No. 0:19-cv-62225-RKA (S.D. Fla.), regarding the accreditation of TPI and PFS-TECO to serve as inspection and testing agencies serving the plywood industry in Brazil.
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International Accreditation Service® (IAS) Public Announcement