Foreign Trade

External Economic Policy

Global trade and international investment are among the most important prerequisites for growth, employment and prosperity in Germany. More than in any other economy of comparable size, German companies are strongly interlinked with the international division of labour.

Investing in Germany

Germany Trade and Invest is Germany's new company to promote foreign trade and investment and to market the country to potential investors.

Promotion of Foreign Trade and Investment

The government supports German firms abroad by ensuring compliance with multilateral regulations and advocating the elimination of barriers to market access.


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a unique joint project that has tremendous potential for growth and employment.

World Economic Summit

The world's leading economic and political powers have joined forces in a cooperative forum known as the Group of 8, or G8.

OECD Guidelines

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises aim to advance Corporate Social Responsibility around the world.