provides you with everything you need to know about foreign markets. We inform you about market conditions and research the current economic situation and development so that you can be successful abroad. Direct support on location is available to you at our liaison offices in Brazil, China, India, Japan and Russia.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
This month we are updating our privacy statement to better understand what information we collect and why. We have also taken steps to improve our features to protect your information and privacy.
There is no change to your current settings or how your data is processed. We have merely improved the explanation of our procedures and explain to you in more detail what options you have to update, manage and delete your data.
We take the protection of your personal data and their confidential treatment very seriously.
General information about the scope of processing of your personal data and about your data protection rights can be found at www.vdma.org/datenschutz.
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