The VDMA at the Hanover Fair
Here you will find an overview of the various VDMA exhibition stands, forums, special shows, conferences and events at the Hannover Messe.
Overview Entry USA
The revised VDMA information sheet on installation assignments in the USA summarises the most important aspects of US immigration law and can now be requested from the Foreign Trade Department.
VDMA-Trade Mission "Procurement Market India"
The VDMA delegation trip "Procurement Market India - Partners and Products" will take place from 24 June to 28 June 2019.
German Pavilion at the EXPO MONGOLIA in Ulan Bator
From 9 to 11 October 2019, the multi-sector Expo Mongolia will take place in Ulan Bator. The Federal Republic of Germany will again be present with a German Pavilion. The closing date for registration is 5 July 2019.
Partner country Sweden focuses on efficient production
VDMA publication provides overview of important sales sectors

21.03.2019
The revised VDMA information sheet on installation assignments in the USA summarises the most important aspects of US immigration law and can now be requested from the Foreign Trade Department.
20.03.2019
Stay informed concerning the latest progress in India
15.03.2019
Brazil is back as a sales market with a plus of 16% in 2018. Deliveries of food processing and packaging machinery even doubled.
15.03.2019
The VDMA delegation trip "Procurement Market India - Partners and Products" will take place from 24 June to 28 June 2019.
14.03.2019
The major engineering fairs in Sao Paulo are eagerly awaited.
14.03.2019
Since November 2018 Brazil requires a technical visa for the entry of mechanics.
12.03.2019
Stay informed concerning the latest progress in China
12.03.2019
Stay informed concerning the latest progress in Japan
11.03.2019
VDMA Foreign Trade department has revised and updated its customs information sheets.
11.03.2019
From 9 to 11 October 2019, the multi-sector Expo Mongolia will take place in Ulan Bator. The Federal Republic of Germany will again be present with a German Pavilion. The closing date for registration is 5 July 2019.
28.02.2019
VDMA publication provides overview of important sales sectors
27.02.2019
Online reporting platform expected in April 2019
25.02.2019
VDMA expert discussion on 15 May in Frankfurt - free of charge for VDMA members.
20.02.2019
In France, unfortunately, the law of September 2018 has not yet been finalised. Until these decrees are available, the old regulations will officially apply. Therefore, we recommend that you continue to report.
19.02.2019
On 13 May 2019 the webinar "Posting of workers Italy" will take place. VDMA members can now register free of charge.
14.02.2019
Bayern International has published its 2019/20 trade fair and event planner.
08.02.2019
The VDMA invites for the first time to a meeting in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The objective is to offer the member companies a platform for exchange among themselves.
07.02.2019
The double-election year 2019 is slowing growth expectations for Ukraine. Machine exports stagnate.
06.02.2019
The statements on economic development and business expectations in Russia are currently contradictory. How does mechanical engineering see this?
04.02.2019
German suppliers for the construction, logistics and recycling industries are invited to explore the market in Almaty and Khorgos (24. - 28.06.2019)
31.01.2019
Ask the right questions to the customer to offer export financing.
31.01.2019
Exports to Uzbekistan on the rise. Germans have been travelling without a visa since 15 January 2019. Mechanical engineering benefits from currency and trade liberalisation in Uzbekistan.
31.01.2019
This is an invitation to participate in the questionnaire about the value chain of machinery in Germany. The objective is to map the current chain, identifying trends and opportunities.
30.01.2019
The new China study on current Chinese industrial policy, the international competitive situation and the "Made in China 2025" and "Belt and Road" initiatives presents the VDMA members with challenges and strategic options and thus supports them in developing their own strategy for dealing with and in China.
24.01.2019
Here you will find an overview of the various VDMA exhibition stands, forums, special shows, conferences and events at the Hannover Messe.
17.01.2019
In 2019, the VDMA will once again be able to offer its members free tickets to the Hannover Messe.
11.01.2019
Since the beginning of 2019, AKA has been offering the option of granting buyer credits directly to foreign buyers for export transactions starting at EUR 1 million - without the need for a bank in the buyer's country.
08.01.2019
The year 2019 begins for Brazil with a new president. Jair Messias Bolsonaro, the small and insignificant party PSL (Social Liberal Party), took office on 01.01.2019 and thus interrupted 14 years of the rule of the Labour Party (PT).
07.01.2019
The Ministry of Economics has published the foreign trade fair programme for 2019. In addition, delegation trips and specialist seminars are offered.
07.01.2019
The Ministry of Economics has published the foreign trade fair programme for 2019. In addition, delegation trips and specialist seminars are offered.
03.01.2019
The state Hermes cover has raised the limits for foreign shares in 2016. Experience has shown that this is a great help, especially for large-scale projects. In some constellations it remains complicated.
03.01.2019
How do competitors promote? The Italian export credit insurance company SACE has now published a particularly interesting project. An investment subsidy of 4 million euros is combined with an export credit.
18.12.2018
The oil price and politics continue to be decisive for economic development in the region. Both have only provided limited cause for optimism in 2018 and above all political conditions will delay an upswing in machinery exports to the Middle East, although there are grounds for subdued optimism in most countries.
10.12.2018
Here you find an overview on latest project news from the MENA-region.
30.11.2018
As of January 1, 2019, a VAT rate of 20 percent must be applied in Russia.
29.11.2018
In November, Elwira Nabiullina, the chairman of the Russian Central Bank, pleaded for economic reforms before the Duma. "We must move to a new growth model," she told the parliamentarians.
28.11.2018
The growth dynamics of machinery exports to Russia slowed in the third quarter of 2018.
28.11.2018
More intensive cooperation between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAWU) in technical regulation should help to harmonise market access conditions in mechanical and plant engineering.
15.10.2018
The new China study on current Chinese industrial policy, the international competitive situation and the "Made in China 2025" and "Belt and Road" initiatives presents VDMA members with recommendations for action and strategic options, thus supporting them in developing their own strategy for dealing with and in China.
27.08.2018
Change in the VDMA Foreign Trade newsletters
27.08.2018
The VDMA Foreign Trade team supports VDMA member companies in the internationalisation of mechanical and plant engineering. We provide practical support for all questions relating to foreign business.
06.08.2018
Due to current mailings we want to move your attention to mailings, appearing to update exhibitor-data on organizers' webpages. In the fineprint are some surprisingly high fees.
01.08.2018
According to a new VDMA short study, 45% of German mechanical engineering companies have noticed an increase in barriers to trade with Russia since 2015. Particularly in public tender procedures domestic manufacturers are treated preferentially
04.07.2018
Saudi Arabia has introduced the Saudi Product Safety Program (SALEEM) from January 1, 2018, resulting into new regulations for import of goods. For most machines up to now it has not been put into action and all consequences are not known yet. In a meeting in Germany upcoming regulations have been presented. A complete translation is to follow soon.
25.06.2018
During an event in Frankfurt on June 21, 2018 upcoming changes concerning plastic packagings have been discussed. Up to now there are lacking detailed information how the new regulations will be put into action.
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.
06.02.2018
Politically the region has gone through an exciting year. Slowly recovering oil price also has prevented economic recovery. But for 2018 there are signs for improvement.
26.01.2018
In order to support German mechanical engineering companies in their market entry into Kenya, VDMA has requested that there be an official German Pavilion at two trade fairs in Kenya in 2018.
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.
04.01.2018
Here you find a review on last week's news from MENA region.
New fees have been fixed for certificate for export to Saudi Arabia.
01.11.2017
The VDMA offers its members experience exchange events, information days, seminars, workshops and conferences on various topics. Some events are also open to non-members.
10.09.2014
The Certificate of Conformity, also known as SASO-Zertifikat, is causing numerous misunderstandings and regulations are often not closely followed by authorities. We try to give some explanations.
Stephanie Blass
Stephanie Blass
Assistentin des Abteilungsleiters Außenwirtschaft
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