Germany Trade and Invest

Germany Trade and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Formed following the merger of the German Office for Foreign Trade and the Invest in Germany GmbH, Germany Trade and Invest officially came into being on January 1, 2009. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market. The organization advises foreign companies looking to expand their business activities in the German market. It provides information on foreign trade to german companies that seek to tap into foreign markets. Germany Trade and Invest provides comprehensive and client-oriented economic and industry data as well as information about calls for proposals in foreign countries, investment and development projects, and legal and customs regulations. The promotion of economic activity in Germany’s new federal states, including Berlin, also forms an integral part of the agency’s external trade and business location marketing remit.

Germany Trade and Invest can count upon an international network of industry analysts who perform on-site research into foreign markets and supports foreign businesses looking to establish a company in Germany. Our international team of experts works closely together with the German Chamber Network (AHK) abroad. This growing partnership allows German exporters and potential foreign investors alike to benefit from a centralized first point of contact overseas, with client-specific information and consultancy services all provided under one roof. Germany Trade and Invest is headquartered in Berlin with an additional office in Bonn.

Germany Trade and Invest operates the websites iXPOS, e-trade-center, and the German Business Portal. It performs this task together with other actors promoting foreign trade in Germany and the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology. iXPOS combines the diverse offerings of foreign trade promotion in Germany into a central internet platform. The e-trade-center is the central internet forum for the promotion of foreign trade in Germany to search for international business contacts. The German Business Portal is the central information point about the German market for international entrepreneurs.

Promoted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States in accordance with a German Parliament resolution.

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