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More than 35 experts and representatives from government, industry and technical institutions came together in New Delhi for an exchange on technical cooperation in the automotive sector on 17th October. Homologation, regulations and standards of intelligent transportation systems and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles as well as future cooperation topics for the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure were discussed.

In September 2019, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) established a new technical committee dedicated to standardisation for smart manufacturing, or Industry 4.0. The new committee is part of the Electronics and Information Technology Department (LTD) of BIS and mirrors the Systems Committee (SyC) on smart manufacturing at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The Sino-German Technical Expert Groups “IT-Security” and “Functional Safety” came together in Kassel to discuss recent developments regarding security and safety standards in Germany and China. They also revised the drafts of two white papers which are dedicated to these topics.

On 16 September, the Annual Meeting of the Brazilian-German Working Group Quality Infrastructure took place back-to-back to the Brazilian-German Economic Meeting in Natal, Brazil.

Government and industry representatives from Germany and India discussed their partnership in the automotive sector during the India Day at the International Automotive Exhibition (IAA) on 13 September 2019 in Frankfurt. Torge Wolters from the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) gave a presentation on the recent study "Automotive and Component Trade with India: Insights on standards, homologation, and imports".

On 6 August 2019, the Indian Government passed the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 which will replace the Act from 1986. The Act strengthens consumer rights through new provisions on product liability, unfair contracts, and e-commerce.