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Economic relations with the United States – A pillar of German employment

The United States is a central political and economic partner for Germany. Many German jobs depend on German businesses selling to the United States and on U.S. companies investing in Germany.

Europe Must Drive Open and Fair Globalization

Political Outsiders, Controversial Nominations, Unclear Responsibilities: Donald Trump's Team

Ten Cornerstones for Stable Transatlantic Economic Relations

German Companies in the United States Stand for Open Markets

Trump’s New Trade Policy Presents Challenges for Germany and Europe

Significant Changes Are Imminent in the Russian-U.S. Relationship under Trump

The Priorities of the New Congress

The Cornerstones of a Strong Transatlantic Economic Relationship

Make America Great Again? The Impact of Donald Trump’s Election on the U.S. Economy

U.S. Trade Policy under Trump: Bad, Worse and Worst – Three Possible Scenarios

Trump’s Success – An Attempt at an Explanation

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



BDI participates in U.S. consultation on trade deficits

- The U.S. government under President Trump has criticized countries that have a large bilateral trade surplus with the United States. This applies, for example, to China and Mexico as well as Germany. more

More Risks Than Opportunities: The Economic-Policy Agenda of the Trump Administration

- Just several days after the inauguration of President Trump, the Dow Jones U.S. Market Index went above 20,000 points for the first time. The stock markets demonstrated a positive initial reaction to the election outcome. However, business has become more and more worried. In the long run, the... more

One hundred days of Trump: Massive increase in tax competition expected

- BDI President Dieter Kempf comments on Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. more

Kempf calls for clear commitment to German-US cooperation

- As Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with US President Donald Trump for the first time, the BDI president warns against protectionist tendencies. more
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Trump still sparse on economic policy details

- BDI President Dieter Kempf comments on US president’s speech to Congress. more

"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