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

At the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited India from 31 October to 1 November 2019 for the 5th Indo-German Inter-Governmental Consultations. Chancellor Merkel was accompanied by the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Minister of Education and Research, the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, as well as further delegates and industry representatives.

On 18 October, GPQI-India presented the contribution of the Indo-German cooperation for harmonised electric mobility standards at the second India Conference of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) in New Delhi. The conference brought together Indian and international experts from government and industry.

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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

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

Angetrieben von Normen: Deutsch-indische Zusammenarbeit fördert Elektromobilität

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Quality Infrastructure (QI) describes the system that ensures that user quality expectations and regulatory requirements are met. Well-functioning and internationally coherent national quality infrastructures are important in a world of global value chains. They reduce time, costs, and business uncertainty for firms.

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Studies - Indien

Automotive and Component Trade with India: Insights on standards, homologation and imports

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Making Safe Machines a Standard in India: Insights and Recommendations from Comparing Regulations in India and Germany

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