GPQI Newsletter 3/2021
Global Project Quality Infrastructure Newsletter
We are pleased to present the new corporate design of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure. Our new logo and the claim "Dialogues for Innovation and Trade" underline GPQI’s identity and the core of our activities. In line with it, we launched our newly designed website this week. It puts the cooperation with our partners and stakeholders in the spotlight and focuses on the results we have achieved together. Visit our website and find out about upcoming events and news from our partner countries. We hope you enjoy browsing and look forward to your feedback.
Please find a concise overview of the latest developments in GPQI in the third issue of our 2021 newsletter.
BIS guideline supports industry in understanding technical regulations
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published a guide on Quality Control Regulations (QCO) in India. The document helps companies to better understand and implement QCOs in India. The term quality control regulations corresponds to technical regulations.
E-commerce cooperation for consumer protection and fair competition
Non-compliant products imported in the EU bear significant safety risks for consumers and negatively affect fair competition. At the same time, cross-border e-commerce poses immense challenges for market surveillance. The cooperation of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie - BMWi) and Chinese customs authorities on the safety of ICT (information and communications technology) products confronts these problems at the source.
First Meeting of the German-Indonesian Quality Infrastructure Working Group
The first annual meeting of the German-Indonesian Quality Infrastructure Working Group took place virtually on 25 August 2021. Representatives of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie - BMWi) and the Indonesian Ministry of Industry (MoI) signed the joint work plan for 2021-2022.
BMWi gathers input from German Stakeholders for the Work Plan 2021-2022
GPQI presented last year’s developments and promoted an open discussion on Industrie 4.0, data protection and Inmetro’s regulatory reform. The objective of the meeting was to collect topic suggestions and ideas for the Brazilian-German Work Plan 2021-2022.
CE marking guideline for personal protective equipment released
The practical guideline explains the meaning of the CE marking and the process of affixing it to personal protective equipment (PPE). It is aimed at manufacturers, users and procurement bodies.
Sino-German Industrie 4.0 Sub-Working Group develops standards
The Industrie 4.0/Intelligent Manufacturing Sub-Working Group of the Sino-German Commission for Standardisation Cooperation Commission is sounding out their goals for this year.
Indonesian National Standardization Agency receives international recognition
The Laboratory for National Standard Units of Measurement from the Indonesian National Standardization Agency (Badan Standardisasi Nasional - BSN) received international recognition of its Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC).
Cycle of Workshops: Technical regulation and standardisation assure safety and innovation
"A Systemic Approach to Quality Infrastructure" focused on technical regulation and standardisation in Mexico and Germany. More than 300 people attended the workshop, coming from different areas of expertise. High-ranking representatives from the private and public sectors of both countries shared their knowledge.
Inmetro presents new regulatory model proposal to BMWi
Inmetro, the Brazilian Institute for Metrology, Quality and Technology, is currently working on a new regulatory model. On 28 May, Inmetro met with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and German QI institutions, such as the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) and presented its reform proposal. The continuous support of the German-Brazilian QI-Dialogue through GPQI essentially contributes to the development of the modernisation proposal.
German standardisation successful despite pandemic
The German Standardisation Panel (DNP) is an annual survey which collects data on standardisation activities of companies. The results are published in the so-called Indicator Report. The report analyses the importance of standards as well as standardisation activities of German companies. In addition to recurring core questions, there is always a thematic focus: in 2021, the focus is on the impact of the Corona pandemic on standardisation.
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