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27/11/14

VDMA interview about TTIP: ‘Harmonising standards only where it makes sense’

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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25/11/14

VDMA interview about TTIP: ‘Engineering expertise and employee skills are the basis of Europe’s technological edge'

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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20/11/14

Oettinger refers to “world championship” in Industry 4.0

Germany’s EU Commissioner, Günther Oettinger, has once again underlined his support of the digitalization of industry in Europe. “We have to retain existing industry in Europe and establish it where it does not exist,” remarked Oettinger. He believes that Industry 4.0 represents an opportunity for Europe, but one which nevertheless has to be systematically seized in light of global competition – a view completely shared by VDMA.

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19/11/14

VDMA: “We need a strong WTO”

“To remain successful over the long-term, the mechanical engineering industry requires open markets and rules of play that apply to all market participants worldwide,” remarked Ulrich Ackermann, head of the Foreign Trade department at VDMA.

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27/11/14
VDMA interview about TTIP: ‘Harmonising standards only whe...
25/11/14
VDMA interview about TTIP: ‘Engineering expertise and empl...
20/11/14
Oettinger refers to “world championship” in Industry 4.0
19/11/14
VDMA: “We need a strong WTO”
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Weak order bookings in the German machine tool industry

24/11/14 “Order bookings have not come up to expectations so far in 2014,” says Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of the trade association VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) in Frankfurt am Main.

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AG NEWS BULLETIN

21/11/14 This is the current edition (09-2014 - November) of "AG NEWS BULLETIN", a collection of articles from the European trade press for agricultural machinery, supplemented by interviews with the decision-makers.

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VDMA interview about TTIP: ‘Any mechanical engineer who misses out on the boom here will suffer a significant competitive disadvantage’

20/11/14 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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