Global Project Quality Infrastructure Newsletter
this is the third edition of our newsletter in 2020.
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
Cross-border movement of goods and services is the foundation of modern global trade. Over the past years, however, trade and investment barriers have been increasing, a recent report by the European Commission says. Read more...
On June 10, 2020, INMETRO announced the creation of a working group to advise INMETRO’s Presidency on the modernization of the its Regulatory Model (Grupo de Trabalho para Modernização do Modelo Regulatório do INMETRO - GTMRI). After changes in personnel, including the presidency and directors, GTMRI sets out to prepare a proposal for the modernization of INMETRO’s Regulatory Model. Read more...
What are current trends in technical market access in India and how do they affect German companies? These and related issues were discussed in an online exchange organised by the Indian country component of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) in cooperation with the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV) and Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) on 10 June 2020. Nearly 100 industry experts from various sectors joined the online exchange to get insights into mandatory certification and business opportunities in India. Read more...
The Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) in cooperation with the German Embassy and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) organised an online exchange on “Technical Market Access Challenges in India - In Times of the Corona Pandemic” on 2 June 2020. Read more...
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