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Germany in World Trade: A Clear Winner of Globalisation

If you ask what German industry is world-famous for, many people will say: for mechanical engineering and its cars. And of course, that’s right. But they are just two of many areas in which German industry is strong and competitive on global markets. How exactly does Germany benefit from trade?

The new EU trade strategy: green and assertive?

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Global Value Chains under Pressure

International Public Procurement: New Opportunities for the EU?

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Global Power Shift

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Protectionism and Nationalism on the Rise

Lose-Lose for Everyone: Trade Wars Have no Winners

Digital Trade: Opportunities and Risks

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The German Current Account Surplus: No Indicator of Unfair Trade!

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Sustainable Globalisation Requires Global Governance

Further Developing Government Export Protection


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German industry's expectations from the G20 summit are moderate


With respect to the forthcoming G20 summit, BDI President Dieter Kempf urges the G20 to take the reins back as the driving force for multilateralism in the 21st century.


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
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

- 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
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