Business and Investment in Germany

ICE Enlarge image ICE (© picture-alliance/ dpa) Germany's location in the heart of Europe gives foreign investors and visitors to trade fairs access to the entire European Union market.

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Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

DW | Business & Economics

Feb 23, 2017 7:18 PM

EU food exports hit record level

The European Union achieved record food exports in 2016, with the USA and China being its main markets. Food imports, however, slumped in the period, contributing significantly to the bloc's growing trade surplus.

Feb 23, 2017 6:14 PM

Banks installing new ATMs to deter gangs

Highly mobile gangs blew open hundreds of automatic cash dispensers in Germany last year. Police suspect groups from eastern and southern Europe as well the Netherlands, operating at night.

Feb 23, 2017 5:36 PM

Standing Rock #NoDAPL protest camp cleared in North Dakota

Only a few dozen people remain at the anti-pipeline camp. After Donald Trump approved the Dakota Access Pipeline last month, activists are now pinning their last hopes to halt the project on a lawsuit.

Feb 23, 2017 5:02 PM

Norwegian Air opens low-cost battle on transatlantic flights

Starting in June, European budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA will begin flying single-aisle planes nonstop from the US to Europe, with fares costing less than $100, ramping up pressure on its bigger rivals.

Feb 23, 2017 3:37 PM

Pressure mounts on Bangladesh over garment workers' rights

Bangladeshi authorities have been accused of harassing and intimidating garment workers and their leaders following recent protests demanding a wage hike. Big fashion brands have pulled out of a major summit in protest.

Business and investment in Germany

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Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA)


As the central organisation of the German trade fair industry, AUMA is the combination of all those forces which are partners shaping the trade fair market, in other words, exhibitors, visitors, trade fair organisers and service companies.

The German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

The DIHK is the central organisation for 80 Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Germany. All German companies registered in Germany, with the exception of handicraft businesses, the free professions and farms, are required by law to join a chamber.