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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. As a country based on democracy and the rule of law, the United States embodies stability and accountability.

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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

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

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. more

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... more