EU finally needs clear rules for posted workers
29.05.2018 A Patchwork in Europe causes high bureaucratic expenditure within companies.
EU investment controls would offer no added value for industry
23.03.2018 The mechanical engineering industry benefits from investment from abroad. VDMA therefore rejects the proposal to expand European investment controls that is currently under discussion by the European Parliament.
Don’t overburden export control with bureaucracy!
17.01.2018 Politics must not pass the responsibility for counterterrorism and protection of human rights to companies, warns VDMA.
European Commission takes important stand against product piracy
30.11.2017 The EU calls for more consistency in the protection of intellectual property rights across all member states. However, the greatest proportion of product piracy cases originates outside Europe.
VDMA: China must no longer isolate itself
31.05.2017 To coincide with the visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Brussels, VDMA is calling for the investment agreement between the EU and China to be concluded soon.
VDMA warns EU against new protectionism
11.05.2017 The European Commission has set out its vision of international cooperation in its paper “Harnessing globalisation.” VDMA warns against giving in to calls for isolationism in Europe.
VDMA warns against new export restrictions on dual-use goods
01.03.2017 The European Commission plans to extend export controls on products which can be used for civil and potentially military purposes. VDMA is in favour of an objective debate but considers the proposals disproportionate.
The UK’s exit from the customs union would place a burden on companies
25.01.2017 The British Prime Minister May hinted at the UK’s exit from the customs union. This would mean new trade barriers even without customs.
Mechanical engineering industry advocates privacy agreement with the USA
12.07.2016 European companies can again rely on a data privacy agreement when transferring personal data to the USA. On 11 June, the European Commission adopted the Privacy Shield agreement which should provide adequate data safeguards either side of the Atlantic.