India

The trade volume between Germany and India has more than tripled in the past 10 years. In 2017, it amounted to around 19 billion euros. India is the fourth largest trade partner of Germany in the Asia-Pacific region and Germany is India’s most important trade partner in the EU. The trade relations between both parties are characterized by diversity. The goods they trade range from automotive components to medical devices. German companies play an important role in the development of transport networks, energy systems, charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, machinery safety and data protection in India. In innovative sectors, such as industry 4.0, German and Indian experts regularly coordinate relevant technical and regulatory frameworks.

 

The political partners of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in India are the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (MoCAF & PD), the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), the Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MoHI & PE).

News

On the occasion of the Hannover Messe trade show for industrial technology, an Indian government delegation headed by Secretary Dr A. R. Sihag of the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) visited Germany from 2 - 5 April 2019. The Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) supported DHI’s visit to Germany.

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) released a Standards National Action Plan (SNAP) on 29 March 2019. The plan supplements the Indian National Strategy for Standardization (INSS) which the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry released in June 2018.

Events

2019-05-29 , 13:30–16:30 GIZ Office, A2 Safdarjung Enclave, 110029 New Delhi

We are pleased to invite you to an expert exchange on data protection certification and the collaboration between India and Germany. We are looking forward to Dr Ilona M. Pawlowska, Project Head for Data Protection at the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) giving an overview of data protection certification in the context of the GDPR and the status of implementation in Germany (by video conferencing). Based on her presentation, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the next steps for a closer collaboration between India and Germany.

Contact

Country Component India
Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI)

 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
B5/2, 4th Floor, Safdarjung Enclave,
New Delhi 110029, INDIA

 

Telefon: +91 11 49495353
E-Mail: india@gpqi.org

Documents

ORF Issue Brief No. 245 "Quality rules in India: Trade, technical regulations and consumer protection" by Philip Grinsted, Alok Kesari and Khushwant Singh, team members of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) India.

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Voice-over presentation on the regulatory approach and the role of market surveillance in the European Union by Hans-Georg Niedermeyer, Director of the Central Authority of the German Federal States for Safety (ZLS).

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Factsheets

Quality Infrastructure (QI) describes the system that ensures that user quality expectations and regulatory requirements are met. Well-functioning and internationally coherent national quality infrastructures are important in a world of global value chains. They reduce time, costs, and business uncertainty for firms.

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Studies - Indien

Making Safe Machines a Standard in India: Insights and Recommendations from Comparing Regulations in India and Germany

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Overview of India's Quality Infrastrcuture: A Guide to Standardisation, Conformity Assessment,
Accreditation, Market Surveillance, and Metrology

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