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Israel has become the latest country to sign a Statement of Intent with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to improve the safety of consumer products.
The move is aimed to improve the quality of safety in consumer products that are traded between the United States and Israel and follows similar initiatives that already exist between the United States and countries and regions including Canada, China, India and Europe.
Under the Statement, both countries will work together to improve communication on consumer safety, co-operate to prevent injuries from products sold and share knowledge.
"This collaborative agreement underscores our commitment to improving the safety of consumer products," said Grisha Doitch, director of the Israel Administration of Standardization (IAS). "It is the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States that will protect consumers."
"Israel is an important trading partner," said Consumer Product Safety Commission chairman Hal Stratton. "This agreement will help the US and Israel take meaningful steps toward improving the safety of consumer products traded between both countries so we can identify dangerous products faster, save lives and prevent injuries."