The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today the signing of a Statement of Intent (SOI) with Israel’s government to improve the safety of consumer products traded between the United States and Israel.

CPSC Chairman Hal Stratton and Grisha Doitch, the Director of the Israel Administration of Standardization (IAS) in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, signed the agreement.

The 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.