Global Project Quality Infrastructure

Workshop series: “A systemic approach to the Mexico-Germany quality infrastructure”

Digital event with a focus on accreditation and conformity assessment

The third workshop in a five-part series of events takes place on 4 June 2021, organised by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Mexican Secretariat of Economy (SE). With its participation in the form of a presentation and panel discussion at the event, DAkkS is supporting the exchange of experience and perspectives between stakeholders in the German and Mexican quality infrastructure system. The goal is to develop a common understanding of the QI system in both countries.

The focus of the two-hour workshop is on a dialogue discussing similarities and differences with regard to the approach to conformity assessment and accreditation in Mexico and Germany, and on current developments and challenges. The event is aimed at accreditation bodies, conformity assessment bodies and industry representatives from Germany and Mexico. The long-term goal of events of this and of the GPQI project behind them is to reduce barriers to trade in the global trading system.


In April 2018, cooperation between Mexico and Germany within the framework of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) was officially launched with the signing of a joint memorandum of understanding between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Mexican Secretariat of Economy (Secretaría de Economía). As a key component of the German quality infrastructure, DAkkS is actively involved in this project. The GPQI conducts continuous bilateral technical dialogues on the reduction of technical barriers to trade and on accreditation issues. The instrument of accreditation therefore makes an important contribution to the worldwide acceptance of conformity assessment results, helping to promote global trade. The GPQI is implemented with the partner countries Brazil, China, Mexico, India and Indonesia with the support of GIZ, the German Society for International Cooperation.

Alexander Perdoni

Global Project Quality Infrastructure

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