Companies in the mechanical engineering industry mainly sell their products abroad with an export ratio of almost 80%. VDMA has therefore always supported the EU’s free trade agenda. Trade agreements with emerging markets are in particular a major achievement for the machinery industry in Europe. On the other hand, lawmakers should pay attention not to hinder exports of European companies by unnecessary bureaucratic requirements.
The EU-Commission published on 13 May 2020 a so-called tourism and transport package. One aim is to help the EU Member States in gradually lifting the travel restrictions imposed to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
VDMA demands that State credit insurers must be allowed to resume operations if the private market fails. Private export credit insurances are in particular relevant for the European business of the mechanical engineering industry.
Strengthening Europe's sovereignty, developing a tougher position on China, mastering the brexit and - last but not least - implementing the Green Deal that was recently proposed by the new EU Commission. The EU has great tasks ahead of it, as Daniel Caspary, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), made clear to all participants during his speech on the VDMA Executive Board.
The VDMA used a meeting on 13 January 2020 with the cabinet of Commissioner Schmit (Employment and Social Rights) in Brussels to explain the enormous bureaucratic effort involved in the posting of workers within the EU
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.
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