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Germany in World Trade

Vehicles, machinery, and chemical products are the major exports of German companies. Products "made in Germany" have an excellent reputation worldwide. Germany is dependent on exports like no other economy. The import of goods and services is of great importance for Germany, too. To ensure that German companies can benefit from world trade in future, German industry is committed to fostering open markets worldwide and to a further development of the global trading system.

Tackling Unfair Trade: New Anti-dumping Rules for the EU

Evaluation of Foreign Economic Policy in the 18th Legislative Session

Promoting Open Markets and Free Trade

Free Trade Agreements are Instruments for Shaping Fair Trade

More Free Trade – Multilateral, Ecological, and Fair

Free Democrats Are Fully Committed to Free Trade

Overview of the Foreign Economic Policy Positions of the Party Platforms

Germany’s Number 1 Task: Renew the Global Economic Order

Foreign Trade Policy: BDI’s Recommendations

Harnessing globalisation

Cyclical or Structural Change? World Trade Growing Less Rapidly than Before the Crisis

Developing Countries: Potential Constrained by Trade Barriers

Digital Trade: Grasp Opportunities with Modern Trade Policy

Improved EU Proposal: Access to EU Procurement Markets

Hubertus von Baumbach: How Fair Is World Trade?

Problem Detected and Resolved? Macroeconomic Imbalances in the EU

Macroeconomic Imbalances: Global Risks and Developments in Emerging Economies

Guest Contribution HTW: Danger – German Current Account Surplus

Guest Contribution IW Köln: Germany’s Current Account Surplus – Strength or Achilles’ Heel?

SMEs in the Global Market: SMEs Need TTIP and Customs Facilitation to Internationalise

Trade Promotion: Adapting Instruments to Growing Importance of Foreign Trade

Globalisation in Practice: A German Export Champion

German Expertise to Remove Barriers: Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation



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
World Trade

“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. A future federal government will have to spend money in areas where there are increasing opportunities for growth, where jobs can be secured and new ones created. more