VDMA urges in open letter to facilitate posting of workers
31.10.2019 The joint letter signed by several associations explains the bureaucratic hurdles, for example, through different reporting obligations in the various EU states.
VDMA promotes free trade in talks with EU parliamentarians
24.10.2019 The association urges progress regarding topics such as WTO reform, bilateral trade agreements and dealing with China and the USA.
"Climate and environment benefit from trade agreements"
26.09.2019 Dialogue is better than isolation: In Brussels, the VDMA promotes international cooperation in trade and climate policy.
"EU Commission leaves companies in the lurch concerning posting of workers"
25.09.2019 Posting workers to other EU countries is currently associated with disproportionate bureaucracy. In a recent report, the Commission ignores the problem.
"Free trade with Vietnam is a sign against protectionism"
25.06.2019 The free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam includes the almost complete abolition of all customs duties.
VDMA and EU discuss how to deal with investment from China
07.09.2018 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.
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.