GPQI highlights the importance of standards for Indo-German trade in new book


In the new publication “Standardisation strategies in China and India” by Springer Gabler, scientists and stakeholders active in standardisation and industry analyse standardisation approaches in both countries. Attention is also given to the role of GPQI in promoting Indo-German trade with standards.

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Three experts of GPQI India – Alok Kesari, Himanshu Dhundia and Khushwant Singh - explain the relevance of international harmonisation of standards for the Indo-German cooperation in this newly published book. Over the recent years, economic ties between Germany and India have intensified. The dialogues on rules and standards within the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure (QI) play a key role in this. They ensure smooth functioning trade and foster innovation.


Quality infrastructure for sustainable development

In the book, the authors highlight how the Indo-German Working Group on QI brings together relevant ministries with QI bodies, industry and scientific institutions from both sides. Thus, meaningful approaches for well-functioning quality infrastructures are developed. In this way, the Working Group contributes especially to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 9 (“Sustainable Industrialisation”) and 12 (“Responsible Consumption and Production”) of the United Nation´s 2030 Agenda.


The chapter also provides information on success stories from the Working Group, such as in the field of electromobility and machinery safety. Next to these concrete examples, the chapter describes current priorities and developments in standardisation in India and the role of GPQI in the dialogue on QI. In addition, it provides an outlook on aspects relevant to further intensifying cooperation between both countries in the fields of standards and QI.


The publication analyses standardisation strategies

The book is published in the context of intensified trade relations between India and Germany. It presents current developments and analyses standardisation strategies in different sectors in India. Read the publication here.


The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of this article. It is published solely under the responsibility of the authors and editors and does not reflect the views of the German Federal Government.

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