“We should offer to cooperate with the President-Elect”

Daniel Andrich, the Representative of German Industry and Trade, heads the liaison office in Washington D.C. that works towards deepening German-US business and trade relations. In an interview, he speaks about the challenges after the US presidential election.



Massive uncertainty in the economy

- Following his victory in the US presidential election, Donald Trump would be well advised not to isolate the US economy from the rest of the world. more
World Trade

15th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business

- Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business sets agenda for Asian-German economic cooperation. more
European energy and climate policy

G20 should enact carbon pricing

- G20 countries as driver for global implementation of Paris Agreement. more
World Trade

BDI representative office opens in Beijing

- As part of its internationalisation strategy, the BDI has opened a representative office in Beijing. President Grillo wants to intensify cooperation with Chinese politics and industry on location. more
Global Governance (G20/B20 and G7/B7)

Leading associations of German industry take over B20 presidency

- Following the G20 summit in China, BDI, BDA and DIHK jointly take over the German presidency of the official G20 business dialogue B20. more

The German government must show stronger commitment to TTIP

- BDI President Ulrich Grillo responds to the recent statements from Germany’s Economics Minister on the progress of TTIP negotiations. more

Facts for growth-friendly EU policy

For us, European integration is not a “project” – it is an absolute necessity for Europe to help shape the future as a world region alongside the USA and China on an equal footing. To that end, we need a European Union that integrates, renews and helps to shape tomorrow’s world.


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Member associations

The BDI is the umbrella organisation of German industry and industry-related service providers. It speaks on behalf of 36 sector associations and represents over 100,000 large, medium-sized and small enterprises with more than eight million employees.              


International representations

In Brussels, London, Washington and Tokyo the BDI Representations serve as forums for German enterprises. They promote business contacts in the regions and act as representatives of the interests of German business in dealings with the respective governments.


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BDI calls for a strong, ambitious, and fair Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union.