About the project
A well-functioning quality infrastructure (QI) plays an essential role in reducing technical barriers to trade. Comprising all aspects of standard setting and compliance, conformity assessment and accreditation, market surveillance and product safety as well as metrology, a coherent QI is designed to ensure the compliance of products with all relevant standards, thereby also allowing for the safe use of products by consumers.
To promote the development of an aligned QI, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) commissions GIZ to implement the Sino-German Quality Infrastructure Project. Together with its Chinese political partners – amongst others the General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Standardization Administration (SAC) and the Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) of the People’s Republic of China – as well as experts from science and industry, the Project supports the political dialogue between both countries and implements targeted cooperation measures. More information
German PartnersIn Germany, the QI Project works with a diverse partner network consisting of ministries and governmental agencies, industry associations, private enterprises as well as research institutes. Our partners represent expertise in such diverse fields as economic and trade policy, market surveillance, customs, conformity assessment and testing.
Chinese PartnersIn China, the QI Project works with partners such as national and local governmental bodies as well as research institutes. For each topic we work on, we always include the most relevant authorities into our work – no matter if it is in market surveillance, quality supervision, conformity assessment or accreditation.