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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.

Evaluation of Foreign Economic Policy in the 18th Legislative Session

Promoting Open Markets and Free Trade

Free Trade Agreements are Instruments for Shaping Fair Trade

More Free Trade – Multilateral, Ecological, and Fair

Free Democrats Are Fully Committed to Free Trade

Overview of the Foreign Economic Policy Positions of the Party Platforms

Germany’s Number 1 Task: Renew the Global Economic Order

Foreign Trade Policy: BDI’s Recommendations

Harnessing globalisation

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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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
European industrial and economic policy, internal market

Dispute over competence in European trade policy must end

- In response to the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on EU free trade agreements, BDI Executive Board Member Stefan Mair stressed the need for clear and reliable trade agreements. Mair says the EU must work towards shaping globalisation according to European values and interests. 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
World Trade

Trump still sparse on economic policy details

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

Intensive cooperation required in the face of transatlantic uncertainty

- German industry representatives talk with US senators at the BDI-US Congressional Roundtable held in the margins of the Munich Security Conference. more


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