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.

Germany offers skilled, motivated and responsible employees. The proficiency and excellence of German manpower is well known internationally. Make use of this potential!

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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.

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Jun 23, 2017 1:14 AM

Report: US issues arrest warrants for former VW executives

US authorities have issued international arrest warrants for five former VW managers and developers for their role in the Dieselgate scandal. Germany has reportedly refused to hand them over to the US.

Jun 22, 2017 6:48 PM

Breast implant certifier 'not liable' over ruptures

A lawsuit related to a faulty breast implant by a French manufacturer has been thrown out of a German court. A Cologne-based safety firm has been told it is not liable to pay damages to one of the victims.

Jun 22, 2017 6:07 PM

New surveillance law: German police allowed to hack smartphones

Critics have slammed a proposed German surveillance law as infringing on civil liberties. The controversial legislation would empower investigators to read suspects' WhatsApp messages and other online communication.

Jun 22, 2017 4:21 PM

Boom time for Colombian cocaine, Afghan opioids

Some 30 million narcotics users are hooked worldwide and deliveries are "thriving", especially cocaine to Europe and North America, according to the UN'S drugs and crime agency. Opioids kill 190,000 sufferers annually.

Jun 22, 2017 3:39 PM

France, Germany to divide EU regulation after UK exits: report

A magazine report claims France and Germany will share responsibility for EU regulations on banking and drugs after Britain leaves the European Union. A decision is expected in October.

Jun 22, 2017 1:53 PM

Iran's Zagros and Airtour to buy Airbus planes

Iranian carriers Iran Airtour and Zagros Airlines have agreed to purchase a combined 73 planes from Airbus, in a last-minute flurry of deals for the European aviation giant at the Paris Air Show.

Jun 22, 2017 12:02 PM

Hard Brexit to cost German car industry jobs: study

A "hard Brexit," meaning the UK's departure from the European Union's single market as well as customs union, would result in thousands of job losses in the German automotive industry, says a new study.

Jun 22, 2017 11:54 AM

'We need better training for women in tourism'

One in 10 jobs on the planet is linked to tourism, according to an industry body. Can tourism improve the living standards of women, or the environment? DW spoke to Jane Ashton, director of sustainability at TUI Group.

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.