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Motor for Jobs, Growth, and Prosperity

Through foreign direct investments (FDI), German companies are opening new markets worldwide. At the same time, foreign companies are investing in Germany. Both are strengthening the German economy, securing jobs, and promoting prosperity. That is why it is all the more important to have freedom of investment and comprehensive legal protection for foreign investments.

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Investment Screening in Germany and Europe

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The EU-China Investment Treaty

CFIUS: Investment Screenings will be Stepped Up in the United States

National Security and Private Property Must Be Protected

BDI Opposed to More State Intervention in Foreign Direct Investment

Investment Guarantees: Vital Instrument for German Industry

IIAs for Effective Protection of Foreign Direct Investment

International Investment Treaties Increasingly Important for Global Business

Reform of Investment Protection in Emerging Economies

International Investment Agreements between EU Member-States


Modernizing the protection of foreign direct investment

Businesses have to be protected against political risks. Dispute settlement procedures must be transparent and rules need to be defined clearly.

More openness for foreign direct investment

Investments are the engine for economic growth and employment.

Industry needs strong investment guarantees

Investment guarantees are a central instrument to protect against political risk.


Foreign direct investments

Investment Protection: Modern Investment Protection Chapter in Free Trade Agreement with Vietnam

- Few trade issues have been discussed as intensively and critically in recent years as international law on investment protection. In mid-2015, the EU Commission presented a proposal for reforming investment protection in trade agreements. These reform ideas have decisively influenced the investment... more