NAFTA renegotiations must not slow down cross-border trade

A successful modernisation of the free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the US could provide positive impetus for investments by German industry in North America, BDI Director General Joachim Lang said.



Awakening Giant

- German industry has long considered Africa a promising future market. The paradigm shift in German development cooperation could further enhance the framework for entrepreneurial commitment on the continent. However, Africa must also lead the way and help shape its development. more
International Relations

The hard Brexit course has been voted out

- Regarding the outcome of the parliamentary election in the United Kingdom, the President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) Dieter Kempf said: “A weakened government does not make the difficult starting position for the Brexit discussions any easier.” more
European energy and climate policy

Major setback for international politics

- Following the decision of the US President to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, BDI President Dieter Kempf underlines the importance of global cooperation. Unreliability and unpredictability are poison for the global solutions we need. more

G7 summit: US has sidelined itself

- BDI President Dieter Kempf rates outcome of G7 summit in Italy as disappointing. The seven biggest industrialised nations failed to send a signal for more unity. Europe must now take more responsibility on the global level. more
World Trade

A strong and capable EU is good for the US

- On the occasion of the first meeting of US President Donald Trump with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, BDI President Dieter Kempf calls for the EU and the US to close ranks. more

Network for free trade – Why the BDI is needed in Brussels

Germany’s prosperity and high living standards are based on a world of free trade. But freedom and competitiveness are not a natural given. They need a strong voice to call for them.