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E-commerce is gaining popularity in India. Hence there is an increased need to protect consumers who buy goods online. The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 takes an important step in this direction. It came into force on 20 July 2020 and prevents unfair trade practices by e-commerce platforms.

In business with China, divergent standards, double certification requirements and unclear regulatory procedures often pose major obstacles for companies. As a result of the Corona Pandemic, regulatory changes are often approved in a hurry, especially in the field of medical protective equipment. For foreign companies, these changes are often difficult to understand. With the online exchange "Regulatory challenges in doing business with China" in cooperation with the OAV, the team of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) presented current regulatory changes as well as GPQI support offers to the participants.

What are current trends in technical market access in India and how do they affect German companies? These and related issues were discussed in a webinar organised by the Indian country component of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) in cooperation with the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV) and Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) on 10 June 2020. Nearly 100 industry experts from various sectors joined the webinar to get insights into mandatory certification and business opportunities in India.

Exports of medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and protective clothing from China have increased sharply due to COVID-19. Following media reports on defective products arriving in Europe from China, the Chinese government began tightening export conditions and export controls for relevant product groups at the end of March 2020. In some cases, the new regulations led to considerable challenges for foreign companies and exporters. In response to these problems, the Chinese side modified the regulations at the end of April 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a worldwide surge in demand for medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE), including in Germany and Europe. During this critical time, GPQI is supporting both German and Chinese authorities to ensure product quality and safety of critical equipment.

Chinese ministries jointly declared the extension of controls on the export of certain medical devices. The declared aim of the measure is to ensure product quality and safety when exporting medical products manufactured in China, which are in high demand worldwide in the wake of the corona pandemic.