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.



British government continues to lack a clear Brexit course

- BDI President Dieter Kempf calls on the British government to finally make clear statements on their withdrawal arrangements at the start of the third round of Brexit negotiations. The proposals for customs exemptions would be disproportionately bureaucratic and impractical. Kempf hardly expects... more
Digital infrastructure

Robust Economy no Cause for Complacency

- Despite the uncertainties coming from the USA and Brexit it is necessary to prepare the German economy for future success, BDI President Dieter Kempf said. more

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
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

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.