(SGI) The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (Fesi) has announced the arrival of a big new member, the European Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (Eurosima). The French-based organization has also gained a seat on various steering committees at Fesi, notably the one that handles product compliance with EU standards on consumer information, safety, the use of chemicals and so forth. Eurosima is a non-profit association of European boardsports companies. It was founded in 1999 by six surfwear brands – Rip Curl, Billabong, Quiksilver, Rusty, Gotcha and Hoff – but opened its ranks in 2005 to boardsports in general. It now federates about 122 brands and 58 service providers. Eurosima was inducted at Fesi’s general assembly in December, becoming the fifth member to join the European organization in the course of 2019. Fesi’s membership now amounts to about 50 companies and 13 national and international federations including, for example, the European Outdoor Group.