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Germany

1.    Export to and from Germany                                        

Target

Link/Organisation

Corporate Description

Banking/ Financial Support

KfW

“Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau”

 

 

KfW is a promotional bank supporting forward looking ideas in Germany, Europe and throughout the world. It raises long term funds for many industries and is also committed to sustainability offering short-term trade and commodity finance.

The bank provides promotional programmes for SMEs & start-ups and interest rates are likely to be more favourable than at a conventional bank.

Additionally, KfW provides a wide range of information for marketing, accounting, taxation, consulting and offers seminars on Germany.

 

Research Network, Marketing

 

Berlin Partner

 

 

 

 

Berlin Partner offers companies business development at the internationally attractive location Berlin. Customised service and a research network help companies to launch, innovate and expand an economic future in Berlin. The Business Location Center offers different service packages related to internationalisation designed for the companies needs.

 

 

Faciliator for Investment

 

 

German Trade and Invest

 

 

 

 

GTAI is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. GTAI works as a facilitator for foreign companies that want to invest in Germany, as well as German companies who want to expand internationally. The agency provides location marketing, investor consulting and export market information. GTAI offers a free trial subscription for one month and an annual subscription for a fee.

 

Contact platform

 

IXPOS

The German Business Portal

 

IXPOS, a service provided by GTAI, is a contact platform that steers all inquiries about Germany through the right channels. The platform provides practical information about the Marketplace Germany, Market Entry, Business Sectors, Contacts and Networks, EU Service Market. Interested companies can find answers to questions, such as how to find business contacts in Germany or which import or tax regulations apply to their product. Additionally, companies can join an online forum.

 

Information about import- and Export regulations

 

 

 

AHK

German Chambers of Commerce Worldwide Network

 

The AHK-network offers information about import- and export regulations of over 80 countries. Professional consulting and support is provided once a company becomes a member. However, basic information is provided for free. AHK advises firms on the topics of market entry, legal & tax support, staff, bookkeeping service and additional services.

 

Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

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IHK

“Industrie und Handelskammer”

 

Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

Adjusted for specific region in Germany!

The Chambers of Commerce and Industry are regionally organised cross-industry associations of entrepreneurs and business enterprises.

·        Companies can search information on their business and the regional Chamber responsible using the IHK Finder

·        The regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKs) provide individual assistance to SMEs on issues related to internationalisation.

 

Supporting R&D projects

 

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Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Funding

 

 

 

The programme “Central Innovation Programme for SMEs” (ZIM) supports business operations in Germany which want to increase innovative technology, capacity and improve existing products. The ministry also supports cross border projects in Research & Development as well as funding companies

ZIM is open to all branches and technological sectors.

 

Financial Support

 

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Förderdatenbanken

Förderprogramme und Finanzhilfen des Bundes, Länder und der EU

 

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

 

The very comprehensive website of the Ministry for Economy and Energy provides information on financial support programmes in Germany for every region. Additionally, it provides information on funding, important funding terminology and a list of funding organisations. With the help of the support search engine SMEs can search for support programmes in their area.

 

Further Useful Links for Exporting to Germany:

UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/exporting-to-germany Facts about German foreign Trade: https://www.bmwi.de/Redaktion/EN/Publikationen/facts-about-german-foreign-trade-2017.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2




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