Over the past decades, Mexico’s economy has grown massively. Today, Mexico is the world’s 12th largest industrial nation and Germany’s most important trade partner in Latin America. In 2017, the trade volume between both countries amounted to around 20 billion euros. Recently, Mexico has become the seventh largest automotive producer worldwide. Besides the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as well as transport and logistics are important trading sectors for both Mexico and Germany. Furthermore, Mexican IT services are in high demand in Germany.

The bilateral cooperation between Germany and Mexico within the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) was officially launched in April 2018 when the Ministry of Economic Affairs (Secretaría de Economía) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) signed a Joint Declaration of Intent for the bilateral dialogue on quality infrastructure at the Hannover Messe. Both sides share a strong interest in working towards harmonized quality infrastructures, fair market access and production conditions and well-balanced regulatory conditions.


The second session of the Cycle of Workshops: A Systemic Approach to Quality Infrastructure focused on market surveillance within the QI systems in Mexico and Germany and the challenges both countries are facing.

More than 600 people participated in the kick-off event of the workshop cycle. The five-part event series provides an overview of the QI systems in Mexico and Germany.


2021-06-16 , 08:00–10:00 Online

The workshop “A systemic approach to technical regulation and standardisation” is taking place virtually on Wednesday, 16 June 2021 from 08:00 to 10:00 (Mexican time) / 15:00 to 17:00 (German time). This is the fourth event of the “Cycle of workshops: A Systemic Approach to Quality Infrastructure Mexico-Germany".


Daniel Solterbeck
Head of Country Component Mexico
Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Av. Insurgentes Sur No. 826, Piso 9
03100, Col. del Valle, Ciudad de México, México


Phone: +52 (55) 55 36 00 66


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