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.

News

World Trade

Intensive cooperation required in the face of transatlantic uncertainty

- German industry representatives talk with US senators at the BDI-US Congressional Roundtable held in the margins of the Munich Security Conference. more
USA

"German industry will continue to play a responsible role in our society"

- In the presence of Federal President Joachim Gauck, Dieter Kempf assumed the presidency of the BDI at the gala evening celebration of German industry. Kempf took the opportunity to warn against political developments in the US. more
European industrial and economic policy, internal market

The EU must show unity towards UK

- BDI President Dieter Kempf comments on Theresa May’s speech. more
World Trade

Economic growth of one and a half percent expected in the coming year

- In view of global political uncertainty, future growth cannot be taken for granted, BDI President Dieter Kempf said. Germany would have to work harder to maintain its current level of prosperity. more
USA

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

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.

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.              


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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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TTIP

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