WASHINGTON (Dec. 2, 2004) — The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with a German association to promote increased cooperation between their organizations.
The agreement was signed with the Verband Deutscher Automobiltuner e.V. (VDAT) group based in Duesseldorf, Germany. With the pact, SEMA and VDAT will become members of each other's associations, exchange market and other information to members, work together on legislative and regulatory issues and meet regularly to promote closer relations between the groups, SEMA said.
“Working more closely together with our friends at VDAT will greatly enhance the ability of the specialty equipment industry to grow on both continents,” said Christopher Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “It is essential that we join forces with our friends in Europe to be proactive regarding legislative and regulatory proposals which hamper the ability of consumers to personalize their vehicles.”