Political tensions between Arabian countries and Germany
Reactions from VDMA-members show that current political tensions do not have direct impact on business relations. But now Saudi government asked Saudi companies to cut business with Germany.
VDMA information on visa for Saudi Arabia updated
In March 2018 we added new information and updated data.

22.03.2018
Mercer has published its annual study on quality of living for expats. Cities from Western-Europe, North America and Oceania are heading the list. At the end are cities from Africa and from countries with hefty political disturbance in Middle East.
14.03.2018
VDMA is organising a tour of a DEWA top-manager during IFAT. Branly Nassour repeatedly has proven to be a "door-opener" for one of the biggest water- and electricity suppliers in Arab world.
09.03.2018
Reactions from VDMA-members show that current political tensions do not have direct impact on business relations. But now Saudi government asked Saudi companies to cut business with Germany.
09.03.2018
With introduction of VAT regulations demand invoices to be issued in Arabic. Probably this is resulting from a mistake when drafting regulations.
In March 2018 we added new information and updated data.
Here you find the contacts for information on countries and export related topics in VDMA Foreign Trade Department.
24.01.2018
Saudi Arabia has banned non-biodegradable plastics packagings. This is for production within Saudi Arabia and imports. Also machinery and spare parts may not be shipped to Saudi Arabia inside non-biodegradable plastics packagings.
18.01.2018
New approaches to calculate energy costs are going to change the sector. Particularly wind- und solarprojects are pushed in various countries. Ecological aspects are gaining importance in MENA-region.
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Stephanie Blass
Stephanie Blass
Assistentin des Abteilungsleiters Außenwirtschaft
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