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Robo-beer and the Internet of Terriers See CeBIT Keep its Quirkiness

7 June 2017

From digitally connected to dogs to high-tech home brewing, CeBIT remained reliably roguish, while still providing houseroom for more high-minded pursuits, such as inspection drones, electronic parkin...Read More


Footwear Saga: German Shoe Retailer Claims Illegal Recalculation of Duties

2 June 2017

In continuance of the longwinded footwear saga, on 11 May 2017 German retailer Deichmann argued before the EU’s highest court that EU investigators illegally recalculated anti-dumping duties on Chines...Read More


IFA Preview Highlights Focus on Innovation and Component Suppliers

11 May 2017

Billed as the world's leading trade show in the consumer-electronics and home-appliances sector, this year's IFA event promises to turn the spotlight on industry innovators as well as electrical-compo...Read More


German Court Confirms Illegality of Shoemaker’s Prohibition on Dealers’ Use of Price Comparison Engines

5 May 2017

According to a press statement of the German Federal Competition Office (FCO), on 5 April 2017 the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf upheld the previous finding of the FCO that, by prohibiting deale...Read More


Germany Modifies EN 60335-2-14 Standard on Table Blenders

13 April 2017

On January 25 2017, the German National Technology Safety Center (ZLS) published Decision EK1 646-16, modifying parts of clause 20.2 in the EN 60335-2-14 standard on January 25, 2017, and is classifie...Read More


Germany: Market Profile

11 April 2017

Low energy prices, a benign labour market and favourable financing conditions have helped sustain domestic consumption and therefore the German economy. Domestic demand should remain resilient in a lo...Read More


Fun and Games for Brexiting UK Buyers at the Nuremberg Toy Fair

9 March 2017

Visitor and exhibitor numbers were both up at this year's Nuremberg Toy Fair, one of the premier events for the global toy and games industry, although uncertainty over prices and the impact of Brexit...Read More


German Organisations Develop New Methods to Enable Detection of Chemical Substances in the Human Organism

13 Jan 2017

Hong Kong and Chinese mainland producers and sellers of everyday consumer goods containing chemicals may like to know that, since 2010, a cooperation between the German Federal Environment Agency (the...Read More


China-Europe Express Trains: On Track to Access Belt and Road Businesses

1 Nov 2016

The China-Europe Railway Express services have expanded rapidly recently, and are of increasing interest to companies wanting to transport Chinese products to Europe while tapping markets along the Be...Read More


In-App Purchases See Germany's Smartphone Games Sector Soar

18 Oct 2016

While sales of paid-for games have declined, free game 'virtual merchandise' micro-payments have rocketed....Read More


Smart Homes Soar while Chinese Brands Struggle to Woo Europeans

7 Oct 2016

This year's Berlin-based, IFA, one of the world's largest consumer electronics trade events, saw connectivity almost something of a given, while a number of mainland businesses ramped up their efforts...Read More


Toy Brand LEGO Investigated by German Competition Authority for Anti-competitive Rebate System

2 Sept 2016

By means of a press release of 18 July 2016, the German Competition Authority announced that it has terminated proceedings against toy manufacturer LEGO. The German Competition Authority had been inve...Read More


China’s 13th Five-Year Plan: Made in China 2025 and Industrie 4.0 Cooperative Opportunities podcast

7 June 2016

While Made in China 2025 and Industrie 4.0 may lead to competition between Chinese and German industries, the different development priorities of the two strategies reveal more opportunities for coope...Read More


Germany: Frankfurt – an ODI Hub for China

6 June 2016

Situated on the banks of the River Main, Frankfurt is styling itself as “Mainhattan”, given the presence of a large number of financial industry heavyweights and a focus for FinTech development. Thank...Read More


Germany: Duisburg – a New Logistics Alternative for Eurasian Trade

30 May 2016

The German city of Duisburg, the world’s largest inland container port, has become a logistics hotspot for Eurasian traders and logistic players thanks to its location. Being at the west end of the Yu...Read More


World's Biggest Toy Trade Show Weighs up Future Expansion Options

14 March 2016

While the Nuremberg Toy Fair remains comfortably the world's largest annual event for toy and game professionals, its organisers are ever more keen to ensure it retains its distinctive role at the ver...Read More


Record Attendance at Kind + Jugend Confirms Buoyant Baby Sector

7 Dec 2015

Strollers, interactive products, safety-first items and an enhanced green awareness dominated proceedings at the 2015 Kind + Jugend show in Cologne, one of the world's leading trade events in the bust...Read More


Textile Digital Print Hailed as Now Coming of Age at FESPA 2015

26 Nov 2015

Claiming to be the largest trade show of its kind ever staged, this year's FESPA event saw a host of new digital fabric printing techniques on offer, with some saying that many current screen printing...Read More


German Government Publishes Study Adding to Calls to Ban Microplastics in Cosmetics, Other Consumer Goods

13 Nov 2015

On 29 September 2015, the German Federal Environmental Agency announced the publication of its study concerning the amount of plastic particles present in the environment. Hong Kong and mainland Chine...Read More


IFA Confirms China Companion Show as Connectivity Still Booms

16 Oct 2015

This year's IFA event saw the formal launch of a sister show in Shenzhen, while the IoT, energy efficiency, increased capacity, an ever-expanding array of digital products and even bigger TVs continue...Read More

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