The Technical Infrastructure Development division increases the impact of metrology at all levels of society, manages the relationship and obligations of the NMISA within the Metre Convention and related international bodies, ensures the inclusion and participation of metrology in the Technical Infrastructure and develops and fosters metrology amongst the stakeholders and clients. During 2012/13, there will be a specific drive to develop new business through assistance to large industry and exporters to meet measurement needs and targeted assistance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially automotive component manufacturers, to meet the technical specifications as preferred suppliers. Technical cooperation with the metrology institutes of the BRIC countries will be improved on issues of joint concern, such as to provide accurate measurement for biofuels, nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing. Specific metrology development projects are also planned with other NMIs in the region to assist intra-regional trade. This will also include a special focus on assistance to exporters to negate technical barriers to trade with main trading partners, both regionally and internationally.