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A New Agenda for Transatlantic Relations

Germany and the United States are close political and economic partners – despite any political tensions with the current Administration. Berlin and Washington must continue the dialogue. This applies not only to the bilateral relationship, it is also a fundamental precondition for cooperating within the WTO and engaging China on critical trade issues.

Under the Guise of National Security: U.S. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

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

Eagle versus Dragon: The Trade Conflict between the United States and China on the Brink of Escalation

Skyline Teheran © 123RF.com/Borna Mir

Iran: The Withdrawal of the United States Creates Uncertainty

Dieter Kempf © Christian Kruppa

Transatlantic Dialogue is More Important than Ever

Monika Wünnemann © BDI

U.S. Tax Reform Intensifies International Tax Competition

Daniel Andrich © RGIT

Transatlantic Economic Partnership Remains Strong – Trade Tensions Notwithstanding

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

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

Container ship © Fotolia/pitrs

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

Tit-for-Tat Protectionism Hurts Everybody

The Cornerstones of a Strong Transatlantic Economic Relationship

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

U.S. Trade Policy under Trump: Bad, Worse and Worst – Three Possible Scenarios

Trump’s Success – An Attempt at an Explanation


World Trade

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
World Trade

The EU has the international law on its side

- BDI President Dieter Kempf comments about the US customs on aluminium and steel. 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
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
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

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