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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.

On February 5th, the Brazilian government signed Decree No. 10.229 and thereby took another step towards facilitating economic activity in Brazil.

Following an initial round of talks in summer 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) held further consultations with the Indonesian Ministry of Industry as well as the Ministry of Trade in Jakarta this January. Both sides agreed to seek to establish a German-Indonesian Dialogue on Quality Infrastructure.

The seventh annual meeting of the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure took place on 16th and 17th January 2020 in New Delhi. Germany and India established the Working Group in 2013 to strengthen their economic and technical cooperation, reduce technical barriers to trade, and increase product safety. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (MoCAF&PD) in collaboration with other ministries are working closely together on standardisation, accreditation and conformity assessment, metrology, product safety and market surveillance.

Einblicke in das deutsche und das europäische System der Qualitätsinfrastruktur hat ein Workshop des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) drei Besuchern des National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) verschafft.

The Indo-German discussion paper “Securing the Internet of Things Together” was released at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure on 16 January 2020 in New Delhi. The discussion paper was developed by the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in cooperation with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI).