Trade

29.05.2018
A Patchwork in Europe causes high bureaucratic expenditure within companies.
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.
17.01.2018
Politics must not pass the responsibility for counterterrorism and protection of human rights to companies, warns VDMA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simon Fleischmann
Simon Fleischmann
Legal and Trade
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Holger Kunze
Holger Kunze
Director European Office
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