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28/04/15

“The harmonisation of standards would further increase our efficiency”

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement between the European Union and the USA has polarised society. The mechanical and plant engineering industry welcomes the planned creation of a large economic area without tariff barriers, but with common regulations and standards for more than 800 million people. In a series of interviews, the VDMA gives representatives from the various sub-sectors of mechanical engineering the chance to have their say about TTIP.

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21/04/15

“We lose several million annually in business we are unable to take on”

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement between the European Union and the USA has polarised society. The mechanical and plant engineering industry welcomes the planned creation of a large economic area without tariff barriers, but with common regulations and standards for more than 800 million people. In a series of interviews, the VDMA gives representatives from the various sub-sectors of mechanical engineering the chance to have their say about TTIP.

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17/04/15

Chinesische Unternehmen treiben Modernisierung ihrer Industrie voran

Das Interesse der chinesischen Unternehmen an der vernetzten Produktion und dem von deutschen Maschinenbauern geprägten Konzept Industrie 4.0 ist enorm.

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16/04/15

VDMA: Regulatory cooperation is the core of TTIP

Previous to the 9th round of TTIP negotiations from 20 to 24 April in New York, VDMA called for permanent dialogue between the EU and the US concerning upcoming technical regulation.

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28/04/15
“The harmonisation of standards would further increase our...
21/04/15
“We lose several million annually in business we are unabl...
17/04/15
Chinesische Unternehmen treiben Modernisierung ihrer Indus...
16/04/15
VDMA: Regulatory cooperation is the core of TTIP
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VDMA: New regulations on market surveillance unnecessary

22/04/15 Progress on the market surveillance package presented by the European Commission has stalled in the absence of an agreement on country of origin labelling. In the light of these irreconcilable differences, the VDMA is calling for the package to be abandoned.

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Process technology: Growth in production and exports

22/04/15 Germany manufactured process plant and machinery with a value of EUR 7.8 billion in 2014, up 2.3 percent on the previous year.

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VDMA: Process engineering on the road to Industry 4.0

22/04/15 In 2014 the production of machinery in Germany increased by 1.6% to EUR 198 billion. Process engineering manufacturers accounted for 12.5% of this with production of approximately EUR 25 billion (up 4%).

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IED Directive: first court rulings on the publication of surveillance reports

21/04/15 The Higher Administrative Court of North Rhine-Westphalia [Oberverwaltungsgericht (OVG) Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW)] has ruled (case 8 B 721/14; http://openjur.de/u/747916.html) on the legality of the publication of environmental reports on the Internet, and thus on the standard practice of the authorities here in NRW.

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