German Industry submits comment to DOC

06/09/2011

The office of the Representative of German Industry and Trade in Washington D.C. (RGIT) submitted comment on behalf of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and in cooperation with the German American Chambers of Commerce (GACC) in the United States, to the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). The DOC sought public comment on options for enhancing the E.U.-U.S. economic relationship by reducing or eliminating divergent standards and regulations.

Companies active in the wind sector recommended that the U.S. government permit self-certification. This would stimulate the market. Electro-technical and electronics companies commented that U.S. standards ought to adopt or be modeled after international standards so that identical products can be produced and sold in multiple countries. Transatlantic cooperation in E-mobility should be deepened as well. This issue is already on the agenda of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC). The GACC provides a range of services to 3,000 member companies located throughout the United States.

RGIT’s public comment can be found here (PDF).