Climate protection needs massive investment drive according to new BDI study

An 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is technically and economically feasible. An essential step to achieving this is to release energy-intensive businesses from the extra burdens imposed by climate policy that have no international counterpart.


European industrial and economic policy, internal market

More clarity at last – the UK should rapidly agree to EU27 proposal

- BDI Director General Joachim Lang responds to the EU decision on the Brexit negotiation guidelines and the proposed transition period until the end of 2020. more
World Trade

One year of Donald Trump and fears remain unallayed

- German industry is still very concerned. The brunt of new trade barriers is felt not by China but by other trade partners such as Germany. The German government must respond to the sharper tax competition created by the US tax reform. more
Multilateral Trading System

WTO Ministerial Conference Delivers only Mini Results

- Trade rules and the dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organization (WTO) remain indispensable. Although even low expectations regarding the eleventh Ministerial Conference of the WTO (MC11) were disappointed, members should look ahead. Now it's key to shape a modern negotiation agenda. more

Federal government needs to respond to US tax reform

- BDI Director General Joachim Lang expressed concern at the expected impact of the US tax reform on German companies. The new regulations set cross-border companies considerable incentive to relocate investments to the US. Lang therefore calls on the German government to extensively reform German... more
World Trade

BDI President Dieter Kempf: “We urgently need a new government”

- The BDI expects a GDP increase of 2.25 percent in 2018. 2018 must be a year of action, BDI President Dieter Kempf said. Exports are set to increase by 5 percent. more

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.


Industrial Policy Dossier 11/2017

The BDI expects a three-percent rise in German manufacturing output in 2017. The German industry benefits from Europe’s economic recovery and the revival of word trade. Industrial production in the European Union (EU28) is still pointing up for the fourth consecutive year whereas global industrial production will show the strongest growth since 2014. Moreover, global trade is expected to increase by four percent over last year.