E-commerce is gaining popularity in India. Hence there is an increased need to protect consumers who buy goods online. The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 takes an important step in this direction. It came into force on 20 July 2020 and prevents unfair trade practices by e-commerce platforms.
On July 16th, 2020, the Secretariat for Competition Advocacy and Competitiveness of the Brazilian Ministry of Economy (SEAE/ME) has published two Public Consultations in regards to official Guidances (“instruções normativas”) which shall offer opportunities for the private sector and society to indicate (“denounce”) the legislations that from their perspective seem to rely on unfounded requirements and processes, thus possessing unnecessary barriers to doing business.
In business with China, divergent standards, double certification requirements and unclear regulatory procedures often pose major obstacles for companies. As a result of the Corona Pandemic, regulatory changes are often approved in a hurry, especially in the field of medical protective equipment. For foreign companies, these changes are often difficult to understand. With the online exchange "Regulatory challenges in doing business with China" in cooperation with the OAV, the team of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) presented current regulatory changes as well as GPQI support offers to the participants.
On 1 July 2020, Mexico officially published its new Quality Infrastructure Law, which abrogates the Federal Law on Metrology and Standardisation. The new Law will come into effect 60 days after publication.
On 1st July 2020 Germany took over the six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). The Council is a key institution in which representatives of the EU member states' governments meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies. The German Federal Government has formulated ambitious goals for the next six months.
Policy Monitoring: China issued Guidelines for the Ministerial Division of Tasks in the Joint Implementation of the Annual Major Work
On 22 May 2020, the annual government work report was published at the so-called "Two Sessions" of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). In order to implement the major tasks for 2020 set out in the work report, the State Council issued relevant guidelines on 6 June 2020. The guidelines designate specific ministries responsible for each priority area.