India

The trade volume between Germany and India has more than tripled in the past 10 years. India is the fourth largest trade partner of Germany in the Asia-Pacific region, and Germany is India’s most important trade partner in the EU. The goods they trade are very diverse and range from automotive components to medical devices.

 

To reduce technical barriers to trade, strengthen product safety, and enhance consumer protection, both countries have set up the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure in 2013. The Working Group is jointly led by the Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (MoCAF&PD) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). It involves relevant ministries, regulators, public agencies, accreditation and standards bodies, industry associations, and companies. On the Indian side, political partners include the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MoHI&PE), the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), and the Ministry of Power (MoP).

 

The Indian and German partners and stakeholders of the Working Group jointly address technical market access concerns of the industry, and thereby improve business conditions and bilateral trade. Topics range from the automotive industry, machinery safety, Industry 4.0, medical devices, and electric vehicles, to cyber security and data protection.

 

News

German stakeholders discuss their goals and topics for the new work plan of the Quality Infrastructure Working Group at the virtual stakeholder consultation on 29 June.

At the EU-India summit on 8 May, India and the EU agreed to enhance their bilateral cooperation in various areas, including trade and digitalisation. Both sides announced to restart negotiations on a free trade agreement and to promote mutual market access.

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Contact

Country Component India
Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI)

 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
B5/2, 4th Floor, Safdarjung Enclave,
New Delhi 110029, INDIA

 

Telefon: +91 11 49495353
E-Mail: india@gpqi.org

Documents

ORF Issue Brief No. 245 "Quality rules in India: Trade, technical regulations and consumer protection" by Philip Grinsted, Alok Kesari and Khushwant Singh, team members of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) India.

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Voice-over presentation on the regulatory approach and the role of market surveillance in the European Union by Hans-Georg Niedermeyer, Director of the Central Authority of the German Federal States for Safety (ZLS).

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Factsheets

Safety First: How the adoption of international standards strengthens machinery safety in India and boosts trade

Sicherheit geht vor: Internationale Normen stärken die Maschinensicherheit und den Handel in Indien

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Driven by Standards: Indo-German Cooperation Promotes Electric Mobility |

Angetrieben von Normen: Deutsch-indische Zusammenarbeit fördert Elektromobilität

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Studies - Indien

This practical guideline provides orientation regarding the CE marking of personal protective equipment (PPE). It is aimed at manufacturers, users, and procurement bodies of PPE in India. The guideline includes information on what the CE marking is and how its authenticity can be assessed.

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An Indo-German discussion paper on cybersecurity standards, certification, and regulation for IoT devices.

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