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The seventh annual meeting of the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure took place on 16th and 17th January 2020 in New Delhi. Germany and India established the Working Group in 2013 to strengthen their economic and technical cooperation, reduce technical barriers to trade, and increase product safety. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (MoCAF&PD) in collaboration with other ministries are working closely together on standardisation, accreditation and conformity assessment, metrology, product safety and market surveillance.

Einblicke in das deutsche und das europäische System der Qualitätsinfrastruktur hat ein Workshop des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) drei Besuchern des National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) verschafft.

The Indo-German discussion paper “Securing the Internet of Things Together” was released at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure on 16 January 2020 in New Delhi. The discussion paper was developed by the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in cooperation with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI).

A delegation from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) participated in the 6th National Standards Conclave organised by the Department of Commerce (DoC) of the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on 15 and 16 January 2020 in New Delhi. The conference is India’s flagship event on standardisation, technical regulation, conformity assessment, and market surveillance.

Im Rahmen des Technologieförderprogramms "WIPANO - Wissens- und Technologietransfer durch Patente und Normen" werden KMU ab 2020 mit bis zu 35.000,- Euro unterstützt.

The Ministry of Economy (SE) has published a preliminary draft of some further modifications to the rules and criteria of foreign trade. The draft states among other changes that the sectorial promotion program (PROSEC in Spanish) would be cancelled.