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Exports of medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and protective clothing from China have increased sharply due to COVID-19. Following media reports on defective products arriving in Europe from China, the Chinese government began tightening export conditions and export controls for relevant product groups at the end of March 2020. In some cases, the new regulations led to considerable challenges for foreign companies and exporters. In response to these problems, the Chinese side modified the regulations at the end of April 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a worldwide surge in demand for medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE), including in Germany and Europe. During this critical time, GPQI is supporting both German and Chinese authorities to ensure product quality and safety of critical equipment.

The Mexican Senate calls on the private sector, academic and research institutions, specialists, civil society organizations, and others interested in the subject to send their opinions on the Quality Infrastructure Law initiative.

Chinese ministries jointly declared the extension of controls on the export of certain medical devices. The declared aim of the measure is to ensure product quality and safety when exporting medical products manufactured in China, which are in high demand worldwide in the wake of the corona pandemic.

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.

The Annual Meetings of the Sino-German Working Group on Product Safety and the Sino-German Working Group on Accreditation and Conformity Assessment and their preceding technical workshops were held on 4th and 5th of November 2019 in Beijing, P.R. China. The Working Groups are part of the Sino-German Cooperation on Quality Infrastructure between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) / the Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) of the P.R. China.