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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”


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
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
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

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