Andrea Ulbrich began her secondment to the trade department of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on 1 November 2020. This project coordinator with many years of experience in the Asia Section is following in the footsteps of Daniel Böhme. We would like to take the opportunity here to thank him for his accomplishments during his secondment. With this change, Ms Ulbrich is continuing a long tradition of secondments of PTB staff to the BMZ. Her future tasks include the topics of quality infrastructure (QI for short), portfolio analysis, committee work, the Alliance for Product Quality in Africa and individual Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) of the European Union. Even though we will miss having our hardworking and cheerful colleague Andrea around, we are happy for her and we are also happy that she will be our responsible deputy at the BMZ. We wish her all the best and much success in her work there!