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Germany in World Trade

Vehicles, machinery, and chemical products are the major exports of German companies. Products "made in Germany" have an excellent reputation worldwide. Germany is dependent on exports like no other economy. The import of goods and services is of great importance for Germany, too. To ensure that German companies can benefit from world trade in future, German industry is committed to fostering open markets worldwide and to a further development of the global trading system.

Cyclical or Structural Change? World Trade Growing Less Rapidly than Before the Crisis

Developing Countries: Potential Constrained by Trade Barriers

Digital Trade: Grasp Opportunities with Modern Trade Policy

Improved EU Proposal: Access to EU Procurement Markets

Hubertus von Baumbach: How Fair Is World Trade?

Problem Detected and Resolved? Macroeconomic Imbalances in the EU

Macroeconomic Imbalances: Global Risks and Developments in Emerging Economies

Guest Contribution HTW: Danger – German Current Account Surplus

Guest Contribution IW Köln: Germany’s Current Account Surplus – Strength or Achilles’ Heel?

SMEs in the Global Market: SMEs Need TTIP and Customs Facilitation to Internationalise

Trade Promotion: Adapting Instruments to Growing Importance of Foreign Trade

Globalisation in Practice: A German Export Champion

BDI Director-General Markus Kerber: Only Uncertainty Is Certain

German Expertise to Remove Barriers: Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation


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