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18.03.2021
The second wave of infection is also rolling in Russia. The hope for a resumption of normal travel is moving into 2021.
17.03.2021
Tyrol, the Czech Republic and Slovakia are considered virus variant areas as of February 14. Considerable restrictions on commuter traffic are to be expected.
17.03.2021
Patchwork travel regulations:. Entry into Brazil via the UK or Northern Ireland is temporarily banned. Brazil is now considered a high risk area in Germany. (as of Jan. 19, 2021)
16.03.2021
Since June 11, 2020, persons from Germany and other countries are allowed to enter Turkey again. Since December 30, 2020, a negative PCR test is required upon entry.
10.03.2021
Stay informed concerning the latest progress in India
10.03.2021
New bilateral agreement since January 2021. Additional post-arrival testing remains mandatory.
08.03.2021
Coronavirus (Covid 19) advisories for Japan
No restrictions on work assignments of 120 hours or less (as of March 5th, 2021)
Depending on the means of transport, a negative PCR test is required (update 05.03.2021)
05.03.2021
Validity of suspended visas restored
Quarantine can be left for work assignments (Status: 05.03.2021)
05.03.2021
Work assignments up to 5 days without quarantine if BTA code is available (update 5.3.2021)
28.02.2021
Visa requirement extended until 1 May 2021. Entry still possible.
26.02.2021
Entry is generally permitted. Germany is currently on the "red list", i.e. quarantine conditions apply upon entry. A nationwide lockdown is in effect from January 8 to 24.
26.02.2021
Changes to visa categories causes confusion in consular departments and businesses
26.02.2021
China is changing the entry regulations into the country again as of March 2, 2021.
26.02.2021
Uzbekistan stops entry from a number of countries, including Germany.
Observe German travel restrictions for high-risk areas (as of 25.02.2021)
Negative PCR test required for entry (update 25.02.2021)
24.02.2021
Deliveries to Russia and Kazakhstan decline slightly, Belarus surprises with an increase of over 8 percent.
24.02.2021
With a significant increase in the Utilization Fee, the Russian government is further closing off the market for agricultural machinery, construction equipment and others for self-propelled machines.
18.02.2021
Three-day event brings together buyers and suppliers.
11.02.2021
According to the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) assessment, Russia has come through the 2020 Corona crisis smoothly thanks to its tight fiscal policy.
03.02.2021
Although the new regulations for exports have already been in force since January 2020, there are still numerous questions, partly because of process adjustments, e.g. exemptions.
03.02.2021
Regarding the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), which was agreed in principle between the EU and China on 30.12.2020, VDMA Foreign Trade presents a first analysis.
27.01.2021
The conclusion of the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (RCEP) must be a wake-up call for EU trade policy. With this agreement, China underlines its political and economic leadership in the region.
Customer letter required as proof (Status February 25th)
20.01.2021
Stay informed concerning the latest progress in Japan
20.01.2021
Due to high demand, a second date for the VDMA web conference has been scheduled: 15 February 2021, 10:00 - 12:00.
19.01.2021
Patchwork of travel regulations: Argentina seals itself off from Brazil and selected European countries. (Status from 01/19/2021)
19.01.2021
Although introduced as mandatory one year ago, the SABER platform for exporting goods to Saudi Arabia still raises many questions - especially regarding spare parts and deliveries to end users. The VDMA is organising an information event with the AHK Riyadh.
18.01.2021
PCR-Test before travelling to UAE is not mandatory, but recommended. (Status: January 18, 2021)
14.01.2021
After Corona Lockdown, air travel to Colombia has resumed (as of 14.01.2021).
14.01.2021
Digital business initiation for German companies in the fields of Industry 4.0 with a focus on system integrators and suppliers of robots and machines
Work assignment possible for up to 72 hours without quarantine (as of 12.01.2021)
11.01.2021
In November 2020, the VDMA had conducted a flash survey among its member companies in order to get an up-to-date and authentic picture of the current quarantine conditions when entering China.
11.01.2021
Inform yourself about current events in China
04.01.2021
Update February 3, 2021: Saudi closed borders for travellers from Germany and 19 other countries.
17.12.2020
"Made in China 2025" leads to intensified competitive pressure in mechanical and plant engineering. A new study examines various scenarios up to the year 2030. Companies in Europe can continue to benefit from the upswing in the People's Republic, but there is a growing danger of falling exports to the Far East.
16.12.2020
The great importance of the USA as an economic partner for the German mechanical and plant engineering industry continues in an outstanding interest in the outcome of the US elections. In a publication, the VDMA therefore examines the election promises of US President-elect Biden from different perspectives and makes clear demands in this context.
15.12.2020
VDMA web conference "EU reporting obligations" provides information on reporting obligations and labour law in France
14.12.2020
In Egypt, the economy is booming thanks to income from newly developed gas fields. The EGYPS at the end of May offers the opportunity to address the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.
11.12.2020
With the programme "Fit for Business with Russia", the Federal Ministry of Economics has been promoting German-Russian economic relations for years. Focus 2021: Mechanical engineering, agricultural engineering, food processing, process engineering
10.12.2020
Kenya's economy has grown steadily in recent years, even if the country must expect a slight recession of around 0.5 % in 2020 due to a pandemic. However, moderate economic growth is expected again in 2021. The country is also a good starting point for developing markets in the entire East Africa region. A good way to enter the market is to participate in the German joint participation in KITE 2021.
07.12.2020
In autumn, Russia was one of the few countries with "real" mechanical engineering fairs in the real world. And the trade fairs in reduced format have found their audience.
02.12.2020
The picture has changed for the machinery and plant manufacturers in China, with business estimates positive again for the first time since autumn 2018. However, travel restrictions remain a major obstacle.
30.11.2020
On November 25, some 20 participants exchanged experiences and views on market developments in the MENA region. The peace process in Libya inspires some hope and expectations. Localisation is becoming a challenge particularly in Gulf countries.
25.11.2020
The Ukrainian Constitutional Court considers anti-corruption measures to be unconstitutional. International partners and donors are alarmed.
24.11.2020
For new production sites, the political risks after Corona are likely to increase. State insurance offers protection, especially in the event of conflicts.
19.11.2020
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.
18.11.2020
Companies that were registered before 15.11.2020 can log in without digital identity.
04.11.2020
VDMA flyer provides an overview of the range of services
03.11.2020
Irrespective of the current situation, Kazakhstan remains an attractive, if not entirely easy, market for mechanical engineering.
02.11.2020
The corona crisis has hit Kazakhstan hard socially and economically. Added to this is the drop in the price of crude oil.
02.11.2020
Corona and oil prices are a burden on the Russian economy. Russian government wants to avoid second lockdown.
02.11.2020
Notification requirements information sheets as of October 2020 are now online.
28.10.2020
In our second quick poll we asked you about your experiences with travel to the USA. Download the results of the survey.
28.10.2020
Some 30 participants exchanged views on the situation in the Arab countries and got information on the legal framework for adjustments to the current situation in the UAE.
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.
06.10.2020
We have received new information that certain exports to Saudi Arabia do not require certification.
28.09.2020
VDMA’s office in Brussels bridges the gap between business and EU politics.
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
27.08.2020
The cost per notification of an EU work assignment is estimated at an average of EUR 175.
26.08.2020
The many and varied regulations require companies to take great care and always be well informed.
24.08.2020
As of December 23 Israel closes its border for all non-citizens for 10 days. (Status: December 21, 2020)
17.08.2020
Quarantine required on return from several regions in Romania (as of 17.08.2020)

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