Quality Connects: Perspectives on Economic Cooperation between India and Germany
Consumers of today are have rising expectations of the performance and safety of products and services. As modern technologies are connecting more and more people, companies and devices – making standards a key aspect for compatibility, safety, and security.
Germany and India cooperate within the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure on the various aspects of quality: standards and technical regulations, conformity assessment and accreditation, market surveillance and metrology. The goal is to improve market access for businesses while strengthening product safety and consumer protection.
The event “Quality Connects: Perspectives on Economic Cooperation between India and Germany”. Representatives from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Indian Ministry for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution officially launch the publication “Overview of India’s Quality Infrastructure”. The publication extend support industry, public and private organisations from India, Germany, and other countries in complying with Indian regulations, in becoming active contributors to standards development, and providing quality services and products.
The event was organised by GIZ – the German Agency for International Cooperation – in cooperation with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC). GIZ was commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to support Indo-German cooperation as part of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI).
The event started with introduction speech from the following dignitaries:-
Dr Jasper Wieck, Deputy Chief of Mission, German Embassy New Delhi
Mrs Surina Rajan, Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Mr Helge Engelhard, Head of Sub-Directorate General, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
It was then followed by the Launch of Publication: “Overview of India’s Quality Infrastructure” and Overview of Key Content .
This was followed by the Panel Discussion on Changing Roles of Technical Regulation and Standards in Global Trade.
The participants in the panel discussion were :
Dr R K Bajaj, Deputy Director General (Standardization), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), tbc.
Mr Anupam Kaul, Principal and Head, QMS, Institute of Quality, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Mr Rajesh Nath, Managing Director of the German Engineering Association (VDMA) in India
Mr Hans-Georg Niedermeyer, ZLS Central Authority of the Laender for Safety (Market Surveillance)
Bildquelle : VDMA