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The Brazilian government has announced a set of measures to adjust its regulatory framework to the context of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These are part of a series of strategic actions adopted by the Brazilian government aiming to enable rapid and large-volume access to products that can be used to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

On 10 March 2020, the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC) issued a plan outlining the key areas for standardisation work in 2020. GPQI has translated the document in English for reference.


The Brazilian National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) and the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP) have, momentarily, called off the invitation of interest parties to a 2nd Stakeholder Meeting for the General Regulation of the New Regulatory Model.

A technical exchange on grid standards for operation between India's Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and the German Forum Network Technology and Network Operation in VDE (VDE FNN) took place in Delhi on 21 February.

The German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier and the External Affairs Minister of India Dr Jaishankar met in Berlin on 18 February to discuss trade and investment opportunities between India, Germany and the EU.

The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced that all medical devices in India will be notified as drugs and regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940 effective 1 April 2020.