Areas of priority interest to consumers

Each year, COPOLCO sets priorities on aspects of technical work within ISO or IEC of most interest to consumers.

Child-related products (child restraints, child resistant packaging, children's furniture)
ISO/TC 22, Road vehicles Mrs. Wantavee Srisooksai, Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB), TISI
Mrs. Irma Loots, SABS
Eng. Abdul Aziz Al-Shouyer, SASO
Mr. Ahmed Ismail Amin, Automobile Association of Malaysia, DSM
Eun-Tae Kim, The Korean Society of Automotive Engineers, KATS
1 representative,ACI (Automobil Club d'Italia ), UNI
TED 6, K.U Rajshree Parmar Memorial Foundation, Pune, Institute of road traffic, BIS
Mrs. Helen Amundsen, The Danish Consumer Council, DS
ISO/TC 122, Packaging Mrs. Theja Senaratne, SLSI
1 representative, SASO
Ms. Hatijah Hashim, Consumer Association of Penang, DSM
You-seok, Lee, Korea Packaging, KATS
1 representative, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, UNI
Magdalena BAMBOUSKOVÁ SCS / Cabinet, UNMZ
Mrs. Nina Hamid, FoodSafe International, BOBS
Franz Fiala, ASI Consumer Council, ASI
ISO/TC 136, Furniture Mr. Joseph Raj Anthony, Consumer Association of Penang, DSM
Bohuslava Fořtová SCS/Cabinet, UNMZ
Mr. Alex Bach, SCC
Mrs. Nina Hamid, FoodSafe International, BOBS
Personal security (including building security)
ISO/TC 21, Equipment for fire protection and fire fighting Mrs. T. N. Yasaratne, SLSI
1 representative, SASO
CED 22, VOICE, BIS
Mr. Thabo Tlhomelang, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
ISO/TC 38, Textiles Mr. Chehir JHEN - INNORPI secretary., INNORPI
Mr. Wijaya Tissera, SLSI
1 representative, SASO
TXDC, VOICE, BIS
Hana Pařilová SCS/Cabinet, UNMZ
Ms. Patricia Wait, SCC
Mrs. Marina Gobagoba, Botswana Consumer Centre for Advocacy research Orientation, BOBS
ISO/TC 61, Plastics 1 representative, SASO
Sun-woong Choi, Hannam university, KATS
PCD 12, CERC, BIS
David Pešek SCS/Cabinet, UNMZ
Mrs. Seipati Olweny, Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs, BOBS
ISO/TC 92, Fire safety Mrs. T. N. Yasaratne, SLSI
1 representative, SASO
CED 36 as per ISO TC 21, BIS
Ms. Catherine Anderson, SCC
Mr. Thabo Tlhomelang, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
ISO/TC 136, Furniture Mr. Joseph Raj Anthony, Consumer Association of Penang, DSM
Bohuslava Fořtová SCS/Cabinet, UNMZ
Mr. Alex Bach, SCC
Mrs. Nina Hamid, FoodSafe International, BOBS
ISO/TC 223, Societal Security Mr. Wasantha Meewaddana, SLSI
Ms. Fikile Mtakati, SABS
Ms. Diana Asprilla,ICONTEC Standardization Professional, ICONTEC
Ms. Norma McCormick, CSA Group Consumer Network, SCC
Mr. Thabo Tlhomelang, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
Product safety (especially domestic appliances and water safety, protection against drowning)
IEC/TC 59, Performance of household and similar electrical appliances 1 representative, BSI
Ms. Tone Berg anf Kjersti Eilertsen, National Institute for Consumer Research, SN
Kyoung-Sil Na, Consumers Union of Korea & Moo-Hoon Kang, Korea Consumer Agency, KATS
ETD 32 CERC, VOICE, BIS
Ms. Karin Both, Consumer Council; Mr. Gerhard Heilmann, volunteer rep., DIN
Mr. Jens K Weidlich, The Danish Insti. f Inf Label., Mr Jørgen Kjeldgaard, TI, DS
Mrs. Kate Harriman, Consumer WatchDog, BOBS
IEC/TC 61, Safety of household and similar electrical appliances Mr. Ghaith Masmoudi, INNORPI secretary, INNORPI
General Department of Standards - SASO, SASO
Mr. Tor Oynes, Directorate for Civil Protection, SN
Ms. Ratna Devi Nadarajan, Malaysian Association of Standards Users, DSM
Chong-Koo Park, Korea Testing Laboratory, KATS
ETD 32 CERC, VOICE, BIS
Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
ISO/TC 181, Safety of toys Ms. Songsiri Joompol, Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB), TISI
Ms. Wanda Geisendorf, Swedish Consumer Agency, SIS
Mrs. Irma Loots, SABS
Ms. Ratna Devi Nadarajan, Malaysian Association of Standards Users, DSM
PCDC , Consumer Guidance Society of India, Mumbai, BIS
Mrs. Helen Amundsen, The Danish Consumer Council, DS
Libor Dupal SCS/Cabinet, UNMZ
Mrs. Sandra Wright, Mrs. Christine Simpson, Mrs. Pam Fuselli, SCC
Ms. Sophie Phatshwane, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
ISO/TC 188, Small craft Young-chan Lee, Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries, KATS
Mrs. Marina Gobagoba, Botswana Consumer Centre for Advocacy research Orientation, BOBS
CEN/TC 162, Protective clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets TXDC VOICE, BIS
Mr. Guenter Cornelissen, volunteerRep., Consumer Council, DIN
Mrs. Marina Gobagoba, Botswana Consumer Centre for Advocacy research Orientation, BOBS
ISO/TC 243, Project Committee: Consumer product safety Mr Seah Seng Choon, Consumers Association of Singapore(CASE), SPRING SG
Ms. Ratna Devi Nadarajan, Malaysian Association of Standards Users, DSM
Dr. Elizabeth Nielsen, Mrs. Cathy Frederickson, SCC
Mr. Carson Rawlins, BNSI
Nanotechnology
ISO/TC 229, Nanotechnologies 1 representative, BSI
Ms Ellen-Marie Forsberg, Work research institute (consumer representative), SN
Bin-ho Yoo, Korea Enviroment & Merchandise Testing Institute, KATS
MTD 33, BIS
Ms. Aurélie Delemare, ADEIC, AFNOR
David Pešek SCS/Cabinet, UNMZ
Dr. Elizabeth Nielsen, CSA Group Consumer Network, SCC
Mr. Guillermo Zucal; IRAM Consumer Committee, IRAM
Food safety
ISO/TC 34, Food products 1 representative ISO/TC34 SC17 amendment, BSI
Mrs. Sana Smaali, INNORPI Secretary., INNORPI
Mrs. Deepika Munaweera, SLSI
Mr Seah Seng Choon, Consumers Association of Singapore(CASE), SPRING SG
1 representative, SASO
Ms. Ratna Devi Nadarajan, Malaysian Association of Standards Users, DSM
Yoon-hee Jung, Korea Consumer Agency, KATS
1 representative, Ministero Polit.Agricole - Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, UNI
FADC, CSC- New Delhi , Concert- Chennai, CCC-New Delhi , CERC-Ahmedabad, VOICE-, BIS
Ms. Sandra Herrera, ICONTEC Standardization Professional, ICONTEC
Mr. Albert Chambers, SCC
Mrs. Kate Harriman, ConsumerWatchDog, BOBS
Ms. Cheryl Lewis, BNSI
Ms. Maria del Carmen Fernandez, IRAM Food and Health Department, IRAM
Services (general aspects, tourism, water supply and wastewater disposal)
ISO/TC 224, Service activities relating to drinking water supply systems and wastewater systems - Quality criteria of the service and performance indicators Mrs. Wien Jmour, INNORPI Secretary., INNORPI
Ms. Ratna Devi Nadarajan, Malaysian Association of Standards Users, DSM
CED 24, BIS
Mr. Gregory Soleck, SCC
Mr. Bofeto Lekone, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
Ms. Natalia Drault; IRAM Environmental and Quality Department, IRAM
ISO/TC 228, Tourism and related services 1 representative ISO/TC 228/WG5/WG6/WG2 amendment, BSI
Mr. Chokri Makhlouf, INNORPI Secretary., INNORPI
Ms. Fikile Mtakati, SABS
Eng. Abdul Aziz Al-Wahiby - Supreme Commission for Tourism, SASO
Ms. Ratna Devi Nadarajan, Malaysian Association of Standards Users, DSM
Mr. Enrique Aranguren, ICONTEC Standardization Professional, ICONTEC
Ms. Nancy Conkwright, SCC
Mr. Carson Rawlins; Ms. Renate Lynn Sealy, BNSI
Ms. Clelia Lopez, National Tourism Secretary, IRAM
Accessibility issues (elderly and persons with disabilities)
ISO/TC 59/SC 16, Accessibility and usability of the built environment 1 representative ISO/TC59/SC14 to amend, BSI
Monika Klenovec, ASI Consumer Council, ASI
ISO/TC 122, Packaging 1 representative, SASO
Ms. Hatijah Hashim, Consumer Association of Penang, DSM
Myoung-hoon Lee, Korea Packaging System Institute, KATS
TED 24, BIS
ISO/TC 159, Ergonomics 1 Representative ISO/TC159/WG2/SC1/WG1 amendment, BSI
Ms. Worawan Rojanapaibulya, Association of Siamese Architects, TISI
Mr. Joseph Raj Anthony, Consumer Association of Penang, DSM
1 rep, ACU (Assoc. Consumatori Utenti)- CGIL (Conf. Gen. Italiana del Lavoro), UNI
Dr. Jim Carter, SCC
ISO/TC 173, Assistive products for persons with disability 1 representative, Associazione Disabili Visivi, UNI
ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology ISO/IECJTC1/WG6, BSI
Mrs. J Dewasurendra, SLSI
1 representative, General Department of Standards, SASO
LITDC - Voice, BIS
Ms. Kristina Unverricht, Consumer Council, DIN
David Pešek SCS/Cabinet, UNMZ
Dr. Jim Carter, SCC
Environmental issues (EMS, energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, climate change)
ISO/TC 207, Environmental management Mr. Afif Thabet., INNORPI
Mr. Pairat Tangkaseranee, The Federation of Thai Industries, TISI
Mrs. T. N. Yasaratne, SLSI
Mr. Tom Mollo, SABS
Mr. Khaled Al-Mokalfy, SASO
Mr. Hubert James,National Consumers Association, SLBS
Ms. Marianne Eskeland, Nordic Ecolabelling, SN
Ms. Ratna Devi Nadarajan, Malaysian Association of Standards Users, DSM
In-suk Jung, Shalom International, KATS
Mr. Dermott Jewell, Consumers' Association of Ireland, NSAI
CHD 31 - CSC- New Delhi, CERC - Ahmedabad, BIS
Ms. Dr. Gabriela Fleischer, Consumer Council (WG Carbon footprint), DIN
Ms. Jennifer Hillard, CSA Group Consumer Network, SCC
Franz Fiala, ASI Consumer Council, ASI
Mr. Luis Trama, IRAM Standards Direction, IRAM
Customer satisfaction and global market (protection of personal data, e-commerce, management systems)
ISO/TC 176/SC 3, Supporting technologies Mr. Anuwat Silareungampai, Technology Promotion Association (Thailand - Japan), TISI
Ms. Ratna Devi Nadarajan, Malaysian Association of Standards Users, DSM
Dr. Kernaghan Webb, SCC
Mr. Josè Luis Laquidara, National Consumer subsecretary, IRAM
ISO/TC 239, Project Committee: Network services billing Vo-kyung Song, Seoul women's university & Seo-hye Lee, Consumers Korea, KATS
Mr. Catelain, INDECOSA CGT, AFNOR
Mr. Jay Jackson, Ms. Susan Winter, SCC
Mrs. Kate Harriman, Consumer WatchDog, BOBS
ISO/TC 240, Project Committee: Product recall Mr Seah Seng Choon, Consumers Association of Singapore(CASE), SPRING SG
Mr.Guillaume Simon,Consumer Affairs Department,MinistryofTrade,Industry&Commerce, SLBS
Ms. Ratna Devi Nadarajan, Malaysian Association of Standards Users, DSM
Kyung-ok Huh, Sungshin women's university, KATS
1 representative, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, UNI
Ms. Sandra Herrera, ICONTEC Standardization Professional, ICONTEC
Dr. Elizabeth Nielsen, SCC
Mr. Hadyn Rhynd, BNSI
Social responsibility
ISO Working Group on Social Responsibility 1 representative, BSI
Mr. Henry Kimera, Consumer Education Trust (CONSENT), UNBS
Linda Golodner, National Consumers League, IDTF Member, ASQ Consumer Expert, ANSI
Mr. Viroj Na Bangchang, The Consumer Force Association of Thailand, TISI
Ms. Fikile Mtakati, SABS
Mr Seah Seng Choon, Consumers Association of Singapore(CASE), SPRING SG
Eng. Moteb Al-Motairi, SASO
Mr.Hubert James, National Consumer Association, SLBS
Mrs. Elzbieta Szadzinska, Consumer Federation, PKN
Mr. Jaime Delgado, President, INDECOPI
Mr. Jacob Bomann Larsen, Ministry of Children and Family Affairs, SN
Goede Waar en Co, NEN
Ms. Ratna Devi Nadarajan, Malaysian Association of Standards Users, DSM
Mrs Alvita Armanaviciene , Lithuanian National Consumer Federation, LST
Savchenko Svetlana, KAZMEMST
Shufuren(Japan Housewives' Association), JISC
Ms Tanesha Williams, Bureau of Standards Jamaica, BSJ
1 representative, INAIL - CGIL - ISPESL - Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, UNI
Mr. Ehud Peleg, Chief Executive, The Israel Consumer Council,, SII
Mr. Dermott Jewell, Consumers' Association of Ireland, NSAI
MSD 10 ccc- NOIDA, CERC- Ahmedabad, CUTS- New Delhi , VOICE - New Delhi, BIS
Dr. Peter Sieber, volunteer rep. Consumer Council, DIN
Ms. Priscilla Crubezy, ALLDC / Ms Elsa Cohen, CSF / Ms Nadege Sanguero, ALLDC, AFNOR
1 representative, Finnish Consumer Agency, SFS
Mr Claus Jørgensen, The Danish Consumer Council, DS
Ms. Diana Asprilla, ICONTEC Standardization Professional, ICONTEC
Dr. Kernaghan Webb, Mr. David Simpson, SCC
Mr. Thabo Tlhomelang, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
Ms. Anthea Ishmeal, BNSI
Franz Fiala, ASI Consumer Council, ASI
1 Consumer representative, See www.iso.org/wgsr, SA
Mr. Cristhian Mansilla, Cruzada Cívica, Consumer Organization, IRAM
Second-hand goods
ISO/TC 245, Project Committee: Cross-border trade of second-hand goods 1 representative, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, UNI
Ms. Sandra Herrera, ICONTEC Standardization Professional, ICONTEC
Mr. Graham Rae Dulmage, SCC
Mr. Carson Rawlins, BNSI
Contraceptive devices
ISO/TC 157, Mechanical contraceptives Mrs. Theja Senaratne, SLSI
Sung-hoon Kim, Unidus Corporation, KATS
MHR 3, BIS
Mr. Christian de Thuin, Institut National de la Consommation - INC, AFNOR
Mr. Andrew Douglas, SCC
Cosmetics
ISO/TC 217/WG 7, Sun protection test methods US Food and Drug Administration experts, ANSI
Mrs. Theja Senaratne, SLSI
Sung-joon Moon, Amore Pacific, Inc., KATS
PCD 19 CGSI, CERC- Ahmedabad, VOICE- New Delhi, AICC-Jharkhand, CRE -Gurgaon, BIS
Ms. Claire Wallaert, Institut National de la Consommation - INC, AFNOR
Ms. Pinkie Malebe, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
Contact lens care products
ISO/TC 172/SC 7/WG 9, Contact lenses MHR 5, BIS
Ms. Claire Wallaert, Institut National de la Consommation - INC, AFNOR
Image safety
ISO/TC 159/SC 4, Ergonomics of human-system interaction ISO/TC159/WG2 & TC 159/SC1/WG1 amendment, BSI
Mr. Joseph Raj Anthony, Consumer Association of Penang, DSM
1 representative, ACU (Associazione Consumatori Utenti), UNI
Dr. Jim Carter, SCC
Safety of household appliances
IEC/TC 23, Electrical accessories Mr. Ghaith Masmoudi., INNORPI
Mr. T Uthayakumar, SLSI
1 representative, General Department of Standards, SASO
Kyoung-Tae Yoo, Korea Testing Institute, KATS
ETD 06, BIS
Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
IEC/TC 34, Lamps and related equipment 1 representative,General Department of Standards, SASO
Mee-Ryoung Cho, Korea Institute of Lighting Technology, KATS
ETD 23, CERC-Ahmedabad VOICE-New Delhi , CGSI- Mumbai, BIS
Ms. Francy Ramirez,ICONTEC Standardization Professional, ICONTEC
M.r Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
IEC/TC 35, Primary cells and batteries Mr. Ghaith Masmoudi., INNORPI
Seong-wook Um, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, KATS
ETD 10 CERC- Ahmedabad, BIS
Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
IEC/TC 61, Safety of household and similar electrical appliances 1 representative, General Department of Standards, SASO
Ms. Ratna Devi Nadarajan, Malaysian Association of Standards Users, DSM
VOICE- New Delhi, BIS
Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
ISO/TC 23, Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry FAD 11 CONCERT-Chennai, CGS- Mumbai, VOICE- New Delhi, BIS
Performance of household appliances
IEC/TC 59, Performance of household and similar electrical appliances 1 representative, BSI
Mr. T. Uthayakumar, SLSI
ETD 32 CERC - Ahmedabad, VOICE-New Delhi, BIS
Ms. Karin Both, Consumer Council; Mr Gerhard Heilmann, voluntary rep., DIN
Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
ISO/TC 86, Refrigeration and air-conditioning 1 representative, SASO
MED 3 CERC-Ahmedabad, VOICE-Mumbai, BIS
Mr. Tshepo Katse, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
ISO/TC 148, Sewing machines MED 29, BIS
Ms. Boikanyo Morekisi, Botswana Bureau of Standards, BOBS
Health informatics
ISO/TC 215, Health informatics Mrs. Dorra Hendi, INNORPI
LITD 13, BIS
Mrs. Sine Jensen, The Danish Consumer Council, DS
Mr. Aaron Middleton, SCC
Public information symbols
IEC/SC 3C, Graphical symbols for use on equipment LITD 07 VOICE - New Delhi, BIS
ISO/TC 145/SC 3, Graphical symbols for use on equipment 1 representative ISO/TC145 to amend, BSI
Mrs. Irma Loots, SABS, SABS
LITD 13, BIS
Services related to personal financial planning
ISO/TC 222, Personal financial planning