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Checklist "Travel restrictions for work assignments by Corona worldwide"
Optimally informed - travel restrictions and national measures for work assignments by Corona
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Your contacts in the foreign trade department
Do you have any questions or suggestions? Give us a call or send us an e-mail - we will be happy to help you. The VDMA Foreign Trade offers you advice and help in the current uncertain times.
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Central Committees and Working Groups of the VDMA Foreign Trade and Investment Association
Work on committees is essential in the VDMA. The committees of the Foreign Trade Department deal with export issues and tasks, develop positions on trade policy issues and, last but not least, maintain a dedicated network of experts.
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Representative offices abroad
China, India, Japan, Russia or Brazil: The VDMA representative offices abroad support you with your involvement in the most important foreign markets.
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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.
08.11.2018
When European companies send employees to work abroad in the EU, they are faced with a patchwork of national regulations.
01.10.2018
The rules of the basic data protection regulation applicable from 25 May onwards have a considerable impact on the handling of personal data in sales. The question arises as to how and under what conditions contacts collected at trade fairs can be used for sales purposes in compliance with the DSGVO.
21.09.2018
State investment guarantees were granted in 2018 for projects in China, Iran, Russia and Turkey. Thus the German Government is brought on board when there is a problem with insured transactions.
17.09.2018
The updated version of the "Tips for successful business with Russia" can be ordered now. The VDMA publication prepares newcomers to Russia for the special features of the Russian market.
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.
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.
02.07.2018
The Russian market is slowly recovering, but it is also changing. In which direction, can be seen from trends in the oil and gas industry.
28.06.2018
The VDMA has analysed the new Hermes cover "Click & Cover". Result: Fast information for small tickets, but a financing solution is still pending.
18.04.2018
VDMA is updating the survey of German mechanical and plant engineering companies that have branches in Mexico.
17.04.2018
The VDMA Foreign Trade Association has updated the publications "Western Europe - Contact addresses of trade representative associations" and "Internationalisation in Western Europe - Investment promotion agencies at a glance" for you.
11.04.2018
In Hermes applications, human rights aspects are now also coming into focus.
29.03.2018
Fitters need work permits again in Brazil. There is still a lack of experience of the procedures in the Ministry of Labour.
29.03.2018
The OECD advises: Brazil's development bank BNDES should concentrate on infrastructure projects.
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.
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.
15.02.2018
The state Hermes cover for covering the manufacturing risk costs good money. To make the cover worthwhile, you should consider the following five tips.
08.02.2018
Many trade barriers have been removed in Argentina since 2015. State regulations (wine exports in exchange for import licenses) have long since been a thing of the past. The mechanical engineering industry is profiting from the opening of the market. By November 2017, it delivered 16% more machines to Argentina.
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.
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.
We have repeatedly referred to the letters from Expo-Guide, based in Mexico.
We have repeatedly referred to the letters from FairGuide.
The companies write to trade fair exhibitors or applicants for trademarks and ask primarily for an entry in an exhibitor directory to be updated, in fact they aim to conclude a contract with costs.
In the future, business travelers will have to travel personally to Frankfurt or Berlin for each visa to collect biometric data.
Trade fairs have not lost any of their importance even in the online age. Many exhibitors are now pursuing even more trade fair objectives than just a few years ago.
The Russian Ministry of Industry wants to increase the requirements for local content for car manufacturers again.
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.
First information has now become known.
The Licensing and Cooperation Centre (LIKO) arranges international business contacts for the following areas: Licenses, patents & innovations, cooperation & joint ventures, contract manufacturing, capital investments, commercial agencies etc.
On 14.06.2017, the new regulation on the issue of long-term supplier declarations, which had long been demanded by German industry, came into force.
The Banking Association and VDMA have developed joint principles for dealing with Hermes-covered isolated financial loans.
China, India, Japan, Russia or Brazil: The VDMA representative offices abroad support you with your involvement in the most important foreign markets.
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.
Ulrich Ackermann now on LinkedIn!
Follow the activities of VDMA Foreign Trade on LinkedIn.
Corona virus: Current VDMA information
The VDMA is closely monitoring the developments around the corona virus.
Stephanie Schwemlein
Stephanie Schwemlein
PA to the Head of Foreign Trade
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Events offered by the Foreign Trade Department
We offer our members experience exchange events, information days, seminars, workshops and conferences on various topics.
Further training - Export & Customs
With our seminars, workshops and trainings we support you in keeping your knowledge up-to-date.