The joint letter signed by several associations explains the bureaucratic hurdles, for example, through different reporting obligations in the various EU states.
The association urges progress regarding topics such as WTO reform, bilateral trade agreements and dealing with China and the USA.
Dialogue is better than isolation: In Brussels, the VDMA promotes international cooperation in trade and climate policy.
Posting workers to other EU countries is currently associated with disproportionate bureaucracy. In a recent report, the Commission ignores the problem.
The free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam includes the almost complete abolition of all customs duties.
The EU is currently negotiating greater control over investment from China. At an event in Brussels, representatives of the mechanical engineering sector argued in favour of market opening in China rather than investment barriers in Europe.
A Patchwork in Europe causes high bureaucratic expenditure within companies.
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.
Politics must not pass the responsibility for counterterrorism and protection of human rights to companies, warns VDMA.
Niels Karssen
Niels Karssen
Trade and Legal
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