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22.10.2020
Update from 14 July: The entry ban for foreigners is valid until 30 July. Business travellers should be allowed to enter, but must undergo a corona test before departure.
22.10.2020
UPDATE 8 August: The lockdown for the greater Buenos Aires area is to continue until 16 August. Despite massive measures the corona numbers remain high.
21.10.2020
The VDMA office in Brazil scores with its close industry contacts, also in the region.
21.10.2020
A large majority of the participants at the VDMA Brexit conference anticipate a "no deal" scenario.
20.10.2020
As of February 4, 2021, Russia will introduce the e-visa for citizens of 52 countries, including Germany.
16.10.2020
The restrictions concerning the entry into Germany were revised at the beginning of August 2020. In addition to quarantine regulations, testing and reporting requirements now also apply.
15.10.2020
VDMA web event on 23 November 2020 - exclusively for VDMA member companies.
14.10.2020
Register now for the VDMA web conference on 12 November. Exclusively for VDMA member companies.
12.10.2020
From 11 June 2020, persons from, among others, Germany will be allowed to re-enter Turkey. The borders to the neighbouring states, with the exception of Iran, are open again.
08.10.2020
Coronavirus (Covid 19) Notes for Japan - Update October 8, 2020
06.10.2020
We have received new information that certain exports to Saudi Arabia do not require certification.
05.10.2020
Stay informed concerning the latest progress in India
01.10.2020
Inform yourself about current events in China
Entry restrictions from Germany lifted on September 19 (as of 9/21/2020)
28.09.2020
VDMA’s office in Brussels bridges the gap between business and EU politics.
25.09.2020
New provisions have been in force since 13 April. Tests after arrival remain mandatory.
24.09.2020
Entry to Russia still not possible for citizens of the EU. Status September 7th.
21.09.2020
In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 in other parts of the world, China had decided to suspend the entry of foreigners holding currently valid visas or residence permits from 28 March 2020.
14.09.2020
China scores in international competition for major projects with two export credit agencies, development aid and shopping lines of state-owned enterprises.
09.09.2020
Bureaucratic monster hinders EU internal market
08.09.2020
Letter campaign has lost nothing of its topicality
04.09.2020
International flight connections to India resumed.
Quarantine and COVID-test is not required for business trips (status: 7.9.2020)
28.08.2020
After the end of the transitional period, the United Kingdom will be treated as a third country for customs purposes from 1 January 2021. The customs departments of member companies must prepare for this new situation.
27.08.2020
The cost per notification of an EU work assignment is estimated at an average of EUR 175.
27.08.2020
Stay informed concerning the latest progress in Japan
26.08.2020
The many and varied regulations require companies to take great care and always be well informed.
25.08.2020
Air traffic resumed with reduced timetable. Entry still restricted.
24.08.2020
At the moment Germany is classified as "green". However, this may change. Nevertheless, an individual application must be made before each entry.
21.08.2020
The possibility of carrying out installation and service work has been opened up. Updated on 10 August.
20.08.2020
On 01.06.2020 the Mexican government ordered a slow economic recovery in stages. Until the end of May, the national health emergency applied nationwide, prohibiting all "non-essential" activities.
20.08.2020
Business trips as well as the deployment of technicians and service personnel are strongly restricted
20.08.2020
In principle, entry is again permitted for foreigners. But there are conditions. Travellers from Germany do not have to be in quarantine at present.
17.08.2020
Quarantine required on return from several regions in Romania (as of 17.08.2020)
17.08.2020
Quarantine required on return from northern Spanish regions (status: 04.08.2020)
12.08.2020
Passenger form required for entry of more than 48 hours (update 12.08.2020)
10.08.2020
At present, tariff reductions are continuously published, but only the so-called ex-tariff scenario positions for which no comparable production in Brazil has been established.
06.08.2020
The VDMA Economic Report International forecasts the development of machine sales for Brazil in 2020 and 2021 with three scenarios, only one seems gloomy.
04.08.2020
Entry into the UAE is only possible with a residence permit and additional permission. (Status: 23.07.2020)
20.07.2020
China spends billions on export financing every year without following the rules of the OECD. The US-Exim Bank has now been granted a programme of US$ 27 billion, expressly in order to win the competition with China on terms and conditions in export financing.
17.07.2020
The VDMA Foreign Trade Association advises you with regard to international markets. In addition, there are various offers from the federal and state governments to support you in opening up international markets.
17.07.2020
Natives and foreigners with residence permits can re-enter Morocco according to the Africa Association. (Status: 17.07.2020)
13.07.2020
Fresh information from the Foreign Trade Department on the USA, Canada and Mexico. Subscribe now!
07.07.2020
USA examines adjustment of retaliatory tariffs due to Airbus subsidies
07.07.2020
After some relaxation, anti-corona measures were tightened again at the beginning of July. Traffic light system for arrivals from abroad.
03.07.2020
EU agrees on facilitated visa issuance with Belarus. At the same time, Russia and Belarus have agreed on the mutual recognition of visas.
03.07.2020
Despite the current crisis, German companies in Russia remain on the ball.
01.07.2020
The text of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. According to a communication of 30 June 2020, the trade part of the agreement will enter into force on 1 August 2020.
26.06.2020
UPDATE - The increase in customs duties planned by Saudi Arabia has already been implemented in a slimmed-down form as of 20.06.2020.
23.06.2020
Presidential proclamation sees job opportunities of US-Americans threatened
18.06.2020
The long-awaited White Paper of the European Commission of 17 June 2020 on subsidies from third countries can at least partially fulfil the hopes of the small and medium-sized industry.
On 1.7. the land borders with Spain will be opened. Then Portugal will also be freely accessible by land again. (Status 24.06.2020)
Exceptions from the quarantine obligation are possible
For the time being, proof of valid reasons is required on entry (Status: 17.06.2020)
16.06.2020
VDMA web conference "EU notification requirements" informs about the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive
09.06.2020
After the first successfully organized flights to China, the BDI and VDMA are now investigating the need for travel to other countries. The aim is to make travel possible for the most important destination countries.
05.06.2020
The Russian government has launched a series of measures to support the economy.
05.06.2020
The government of the Republic of Kazakhstan already launched a series of measures to support the economy at the beginning of March.
04.06.2020
On June 4, 2020, Austria's borders with most of the neighboring countries were reopened. For Italy and many other European countries, this applies on June 16. Additional documents and the long mandatory corona test are no longer required then. (Update June 10, 2020)
03.06.2020
In February VDMA invited its member companies in Saudi Arabia to a members' meeting in AlKhobar. In view of the current situation, a virtual get-together has now been organized. More than a dozen companies have exchanged information about the current situation.
25.05.2020
Kenya's economy has grown continuously in recent years. The country is also a good starting point for developing markets in the entire East African region. A good way to enter the market is to participate in the German joint participation in KITE 2020.
25.05.2020
Deployment of employees to Egypt is possible. Covid tests needs to be presented when enterring the country. (Status: 01.09.2020)
25.05.2020
At the moment, there are no possibilities for employees to travel to Saudi Arabia. (Status: 29.09.2020)
20.05.2020
After a two-month break, EAC certifications will become available again for certifiers from the EAWU despite international travel restrictions due to new recommendations from the authorities.
Unlimited border traffic since 5 June 2020 (update 08.06.2020)
No quarantine on entry from Germany (as of 08.09.2020)
05.05.2020
Government only permits activity in systemically important economic sectors
04.05.2020
National procedures for implementing the USMCA have now been completed
04.05.2020
For VDMA member companies, Inhouse Mobility offers discounted conditions - also for the electronic EU reporting tool IMACS
04.05.2020
May makes everything new - the updated information sheets on reporting requirements are now online

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