Factsheet Global Project Quality Infrastructure - India


Reducing Technical Barriers to Trade, Enhancing Product Safety, Strengthening Consumer Protection

Quality Infrastructure (QI) describes the system that ensures that user quality expectations and regulatory requirements are met. Well-functioning and internationally coherent national quality infrastructures are important in a world of global value chains. They reduce time, costs, and business uncertainty for firms.
The Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) facilitates political and technical dialogues with partner countries. Its goal is to reduce technical barriers to trade, enhance product safety, and strengthen consumer protection. The dialogues focus on opportunities and challenges related to standardisation, conformity assessment and accreditation, and market surveillance. They include relevant line ministries, regulators, public agencies, accreditation and standards bodies, industry associations, companies, technical and scientific institutions. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH – the German Agency for
International Cooperation – has been commissioned by BMWi to support the implementation of GPQI in Brazil, China, India and Mexico.