Official launch of German-Indonesian dialogue on quality infrastructure
Parliamentary State Secretary Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker and the Head of Standardisation and Industrial Services Policy Agency (BSKJI) of the Ministry of Industry, Doddy Rahadi launched the German-Indonesian dialogue on quality infrastructure, when officially signing a joint declaration of interest during the Hannover Messe on 12 April 2021.
Internationally coordinated rules and standards promote fair trade, competition and innovation, emphasises Parliamentary State Secretary Winkelmeier-Becker. With our dialogue on quality infrastructure, we are reducing technical barriers to trade and strengthening product safety and consumer protection. Thereby, economic relations between Germany and Indonesia will be further deepened and companies will be encouraged to increase their productivity and competitiveness through investments.
Internationally harmonised QI structures form the basis for fair competitive relations. They benefit companies and trade. This is why, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Indonesian Ministry of Industry are working together with experts from politics and industry within the framework of the GPQI on topics such as standardisation, accreditation and conformity assessment, metrology, market surveillance and product safety. GPQI provides a platform for the strategic QI partnership between Indonesia and Germany.
As the strongest economies in their respective regions, Germany and Indonesia benefit from close trade relations on a bilateral and interregional level. Indonesia is an important member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In addition, the country has been a signatory to the world's largest free trade agreement - the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) - since November 2020. This makes Indonesia a key partner for international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.