Summary Report: German Industry Roundtables 2017 in India on Quality Infrastructure


Three participatory German Industry Roundtables brought together representatives from industry, testing and certification institutes, Indian regulators, and subordinate institutions to discuss technical barriers to trade and the regulatory challenges of doing business in India. The participants developed possible solutions to the identified challenges the German industry is facing.

Through working groups, in-depth discussions, the exchange of first-hand information on government policies, and targeted online feedback, the three key areas of what comprises Quality Infrastructure were discussed: (1) standardization, (2) conformity assessment and accreditation and, (3) product safety and market surveillance. The key results of the roundtables, summarised below, will direct the work of the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure.