Foreign Trade

Klaus Friedrich@VDMA

Welcome to the world of foreign trade!

The team from VDMA Foreign Trade provides you with everything you need to know about foreign markets. We inform you about market conditions and research the current economic situation and development so that you can be successful abroad. Direct support on location is available to you at our liaison offices in Brazil, China, India, Japan and Russia.

Our services

Individual consultation – by phone, email or in person

Diverse publications/newsletters on countries and topics as well as industry- and countryspecific market studies are available upon request.

With more than 150 events every year, VDMA Foreign Trade covers a broad range of topics on everything dealing with export. You can find an overview in our events calendar (updated monthly).

Take advantage of our intercultural workshops to learn how to gage country-specific differences and take them into consideration in your business environment.

Visiting a trade fair abroad is often the first step into a new market. Trade fairs relevant for mechanical engineering can be found in the trade fair calendar as well as in the VDMA German trade fair database and the international trade fair database.

Our topics

We represent your trade policy interests in Berlin and Brussels. We are actively involved in the EU’s ongoing negotiations regarding free trade agreements with India, Japan and the USA.

We advise you on funding programs and cooperation opportunities with German Development Cooperation.

The VDMA representative offices in Brazil, China, India, Japan and Russia serve as international bridgeheads. German-speaking employees on the ground make your market entry easier. Benefit from a global network and share the experiences gained by other members in your target markets with help from the VDMA’s database of international offices.

Keep up to date on market information and events of VDMA Foreign Trade. We would be happy to include you in our newsletter mailing list. An overview and the application form can be found here.