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Press releases

Foreign Trade Promotion

NAFTA renegotiations must not slow down cross-border trade

- A successful modernisation of the free trade agreement could provide positive impetus for investments by German industry in North America. There are 5.800 enterprises with German capital within the NAFTA area. The renegotiations must primarily take account of changes such as the digitalisation of... more
Europe

Second round of Brexit negotiations must deliver results

- Before the second round of Brexit negotiations, the President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Dieter Kempf, calls for a rapid agreement on EU citizens' right to stay. The migration of skilled workers from Britain and issues with postings are already on the rise. He also warns that the... 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. more
USA

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
International Relations

G7 must take clear stance on free trade and climate protection

- The US cannot take an isolated Position. We need more than just minimal Consensus. more

Statements

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.”

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.

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.

Trump damaging the economy

In an interview with news magazine Spiegel, BDI President Grillo criticised the economic agenda of US presidential candidate Donald Trump, claiming that the Republican politician was ignoring the realities of the 21st century.

TTIP: A great opportunity for Germany and Europe

Statement on the release of secret TTIP documents

A tailwind for TTIP

After more than fifty years, the USA has replaced France as Germany’s most important trading partner. Following publication of the latest foreign trade statistics, BDI Executive Board Member Stefan Mair made the following statement concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

RDE creates planning security for European industry

Dieter Schweer, a member of the Executive Board of the BDI, welcomes the rapid introduction of Real Driving Emissions following a vote of the European Parliament.

Safe Harbor: Stronger protective mechanisms for data protection

BDI Director General Markus Kerber states his views on the new scheme for transatlantic data transfer.

A legal vacuum continues to exist

The new regulation for the Safe Harbor agreement announced for the end of January is not in sight. BDI Director General Markus Kerber expresses his criticism.

EU package harbours dangers for industry

BDI Director General Markus Kerber comments on the initiative of the EU Commission relating to tax harmonisation.

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Prof. Dieter Kempf

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