Positions on foreign trade policy
The mechanical and plant engineers organized within VDMA provide a summary of the, in their view, pressing need for political action regarding joint economic positions.


OECD: Modernising the consensus in a practical way!
The consensus established 40 years ago must be fundamentally revised in order to get closer to the lost "level playing field" again.

Local cost content

Increase the local cost portion eligible for cover!
The current OECD Consensus has frozen the local cost content for more than 10 years.


Secure project opportunities in developing countries!
In view of the rapidly changing environment, VDMA's Large Industrial Plant Manufacturing Industry is calling on the EU Commission to promote a practical new consensus.

Trade policy

Realign trade policy with China!
China has gained a competitive advantage in recent years, as its largest state export promotion scheme in the world enables it to undercut the OECD consensus for industrialised countries.


EPC-Capabilities in the Large Industrial Plant Manufacturing Sector
The study has identified concrete fields of action to strengthen the competitiveness of German companies in the EPC business.
Status Report "Creating sustainable Success"
The status report provides an insight into the business situation and the challenges facing the industry in its international business.
Thomas Waldmann
Thomas Waldmann
Managing Director, Export Finance, Export Credit Insurance
Fri. 05.03.2021  10:00 - 12:00 hrs.
Please make a note of the date already today.
Tue. 09.03.2021  09:00 - 10:30 hrs.
9.03.2021, 9:00 to approx. 10:30 CET (16:00 - 17:30 China time) . Limited number of participants! Language: GERMAN Format: virtual GOTO meeting, participants will receive link after registration.
Tue. 09.03.2021  10:00 - 11:30 hrs.
Currently, customers in Africa do not find it easy to tap into local sources of financing for machinery. Therefore, they are looking for a solution from the supplier
Tue. 09.03.2021  14:00 - 16:00 hrs.
Please make a note of the date already today.
Tue. 09.03.2021  14:15 - 15:45 hrs.
Innovation workshops thrive on interactive exchange between participants. It becomes difficult when this is only possible virtually. The IT tool Mural can be a good help.
Wed. 10.03.2021  10:00 - 11:30 hrs.
Types of correction - Mechanisms of action - Design
Wed. 10.03.2021  10:00 - 12:00 hrs.
News on the REACH Regulation, RoHS Directive and SCIP database - with a focus on the situation in Austria.
Wed. 10.03.2021  10:30 - 12:30 hrs.
The new framework conditions require customers and salespeople to use digital channels. But even in the digital universe, it remains important to "humanize" and remain "empathetic.
Wed. 10.03.2021  10:30 - 12:00 hrs.
Key figures make it possible to identify and prioritize potential for improvement. The Erfa shows structural and process-related key figures for product management.
Thu. 11.03.2021  09:00 - 12:00 hrs.
In the context of Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence is on everyone's lips. But the most advanced technology brings no added value if you don't identify an adequate application for it