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A New Agenda for Transatlantic Relations

The United States and the European Union are both close political and economic partners – despite the political tensions with the administration of President Trump. In order to maintain this partnership, Berlin and Washington have to uphold their dialogue. This does not only apply on their mutual relations, but also on the cooperation within the WTO and the dealing with China.

Yokohama, China © Pixabay/megurawa

Eagle versus Dragon: Still No All-Clear Signal in the US-China Trade Relationship

Monika Wünnemann © BDI

U.S. Tax Reform Intensifies International Tax Competition

Tit-for-Tat Protectionism Hurts Everybody

Container ship © Fotolia/pitrs

Fair Trade or Protectionism? Trade Enforcement Measures Taken by the United States

White House USA, Washington D.C. © Fotolia/kuosumo

“America First” – U.S. Trade Policy under President Donald Trump

Trump’s Trade Agenda Will Continue to Pose a Threat to the Global Economy

‘American Cars First’ or Tentative Signs of a Détente?

The United States after the Midterms – The Future of U.S. Trade Policy

U.S. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports: Recommendations of German Industry

Dieter Kempf © Christian Kruppa

Transatlantic Dialogue is More Important than Ever

Daniel Andrich © RGIT

Transatlantic Economic Partnership Remains Strong – Trade Tensions Notwithstanding

The Cornerstones of a Strong Transatlantic Economic Relationship

Make America Great Again? The Impact of Donald Trump’s Election on the U.S. Economy

Trump’s Success – An Attempt at an Explanation

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)



The EU is the solution – not the problem


In an interview with the Passauer Neue Presse, the BDI President pleads for a strengthening and unification of Europe. Dieter Kempf expects more courage from politics in Germany. The task of the Grand Coalition is far from finished.


Midterm Elections: U.S. Collision Course is Likely to Continue

- The Trump administration's collision course remains a threat to the global economy. German industry doesn't expect the election results to change the current protectionist course of US trade policy, says BDI President Kempf. Instead of going it alone, the US should contribute to create modern trade... more
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EU and US Must Apply the Emergency Brake in the Trade Dispute

- In regards to the meeting between US President Donald Trump and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, BDI President Dieter Kempf urged: Tariffs imposed under the guise of national security should be removed. International trade disputes must be dealt with and resolved within the WTO... more
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The EU has the international law on its side

- The EU should react cool-headed to the protectionist trade policy of the Trump administration, says BDI President Dieter Kempf as a response to the US customs on aluminium and steel. “Make America Great Again“ does not work with protectionism. more

US Government is putting the World Trade System at risk by blocking the WTO

- The BDI warns against a targeted weakening of the World Trade Organization. Washington is undermining international trade law. Challenges relating to global trade can only be resolved multilaterally. more
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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