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IfM-Materialien | 2023 Influence of administrative burdens on the cross-border posting of employees by SMEs in border regions

Based on interviews with companies and experts, the study examines the extent to which administrative requirements hinder or prevent the cross-border provision of services by German and Dutch SMEs in selected border regions. The respondents see a great need for im-provement especially with regard to the lack of harmonisation of posting regulations and procedures in the individual EU member states. Facilitations for short-term postings and those done at short notice are also very often considered necessary. A significant proportion of SMEs in both countries do not comply with individual regulations in order to limit the high administrative burden to a – from their point of view – proportionate level.

Holz, M; Icks, A. (2023): Einfluss bürokratischer Hürden auf die grenzüberschreitende Arbeitnehmerentsendung von KMU in Grenzregionen, in: IfM Bonn, IfM-Materialien Nr. 299, Bonn.


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