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On 6 August 2019, the Indian Government passed the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 which will replace the Act from 1986. The Act strengthens consumer rights through new provisions on product liability, unfair contracts, and e-commerce.

Das gemeinsam vom Ostasiatischen Verein (OAV) und Globalprojekt Qualitätsinfrastruktur (GPQI) ausgerichtete Webinar zu technischen Handelshemmnissen in Indonesien stieß bei den Mitgliedern des OAV auf Interesse.

On August 23 the Mexican Ministry of Economy (SE) presented a comprehensive reform of the existing Law on Metrology and Standardization in Mexico City in the presence of the Minister of Economy, Dr. Graciela Márquez Colín, entitled “Law on Quality Infrastructure”.

Together with the East Asian Association (OAV), the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) is holding a webinar on 3 September on the technical barriers to trade between Germany and Indonesia.

On 15 August, the Mexican Ministry of Economy (SE) invited representatives from ministries, government agencies, business associations and QI institutions to prepare the annual meeting of the German-Mexican Working Group on Quality Infrastructure.

To ensure a coordinated and harmonised formulation of standards, Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs) shall play a stronger role in India’s standardisation system in the future. Both the Indian National Strategy for Standardization (INSS) of the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Standards National Action Plan (SNAP) regard this as an important step in the advancement of the Indian quality infrastructure system.