Launch of “Handbook on Product Standards and International Trade”

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

On December 20, 2022, at 3:30pm (IST), Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, WCP Chair in India will host a launch of “Handbook on Product Standards and International Trade”.

The “Handbook on Product Standards and International Trade” will be launched during the 7th National Standards Conclave being organized by the Department of Commerce (Government of India) and Confederation of Indian Industry, and co-organized by Centre for Trade and Investment Law.

The Handbook features a detailed enquiry into the multifaceted dimensions of standards-setting, implementation and compliance, with specific reference to India. With contributions from practitioners, academicians, experts and regulators, it attempts to simplify complex concepts, processes, and regulations and aims to be a one-stop-shop for the key stakeholders in the standards ecosystem – industry and businesses as well as policymakers and academia. The aim is to examine and lay out the functions, powers, mandates and relationships between Central/State Governments, regulatory bodies, certification agencies, non-governmental entities and other stakeholders in the standard-setting process. The book identifies the relevant legislations from which the above entities draw their powers, and attempts to provide clarity on the overlaps in the functions of different entities, the regulatory gaps and uncertainty in laws, and the coordination and cooperation among various entities in formulation of technical regulations and standards

More information in the flyer enclosed.