For a Strong Transatlantic Partnership

The Transatlantic Business Initiative (TBI) is the German business community’s contribution to a successful new phase in transatlantic relations. The TBI advocates for strengthening the economic relations between Germany and the United States and Canada.

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Industrial policy and Single Market

G20 Finance Ministers reach political agreement on core elements of a global tax reform

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In July, G20 finance ministers have reached an agreement in principle on a global, consensus-based solution to reform the current “World Tax Order” for corporate profits. A clarification of outstanding details is still pending. When it comes to implementation, legal certainty, clear rules and the...

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European Green Deal

Climate package "Fit for 55": Innovation as Europe’s Climate Action Springboard

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Early June 2021, BDI, Confindustria and Medef presented their joint call for European energy and climate innovation leadership in Brussels. "There is only one answer to the challenging energy and climate transformation: innovation," urged Holger Lösch, BDI Member of the Executive Board. "Every...

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USA

Farewell to “America First”? Trade Policy under Joe Biden

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Hardly any country has shaped the multilateral trading system as much as the United States. With his “America First” policy, however, the 45th U.S. President Donald Trump undermined international trade rules - at considerable cost also to the United States and its allies. Will everything be better...

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World Trade

Level Playing Field in International Competition

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For the European Union (EU), international trade and investment under fair conditions are a requirement for securing growth, sustainability and jobs. Therefore, the EU needs an effective and balanced toolbox to create a level playing field worldwide.

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Global Issues

Evaluation of the G7 Communiqué

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The G7 summit took place from 10-12 June in Cornwall under the British presidency with the motto “build back better.” The G7 did pick up on several B7 recommendations, including on strengthening the WHO and data free flow with trust. However, there were several areas in which German industry would...

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Europe

The new EU Trade Strategy: Green and assertive?

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In mid-February 2021, EU Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis presented the European Commission's new trade strategy, which places a strong focus on environmental and climate protection as well as on the enforcement of own interests. The BDI warns against overloading the trade agenda with too high...

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Industrial policy and Single Market

Europe urgently needs a coherent economic policy agenda

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The EU is in danger of falling behind in the global economy. International economic organisations expect the EU to grow by just five percent this year, while the USA is projected to grow by seven percent and China by more than eight percent. Amidst the severe economic crisis, the EU’s failure to...

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Strengthening #cybersecurity awareness is crucial to ensure that the #DigitalTransformation will be a long-term success story Great discussion about cyberthreats & #IP with @NataliaOropezaG@mirko_ross & BDI's Thomas Koenen Tune in: https://t1p.de/sf1o #BlackHat

#Mexico is an important pillar of German #industry abroad nearly 2,000 local German companies German investments of almost 20 billion euros German companies employ 290,000 people This makes us an integral part of Mexican society. We are proud of that! @AlemaniaMexi

 

The alliance between #Europe and the #US is strong, vital & important, says @JayTimmonsNAM (@ShopFloorNAM) at #TDI21. It’s a good thing that @potus has emphasized the alliance because the American people feel committed to Europe.

Network for free trade – Why the BDI is needed in Brussels

Germany’s prosperity and high living standards are based on a world of free trade. But freedom and competitiveness are not a natural given. They need a strong voice to call for them.

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Global Growth Outlook 07/2021

Under Biden’s leadership, the United States has become the engine of the global economy. The massive U.S. spending package is fuelling high growth. Europe is also recovering, while the south is still grappling with the pandemic. A fifty-billion-euro global vaccination programme is needed to overcome the pandemic and avoid the risk of mutations worldwide.