Economic Relations

Germany is among the world’s most highly developed industrialized countries and tightly connected with the global market. More than one in four euros is earned by exporting goods and services and more than one in five jobs depends on foreign trade.

Germany's attractiveness for foreign investors is based on its economic creativity, dynamism and efficiency. Organizations and platforms like iXPOS or GTAI offer orientation for those interested in Germany as a business location.

Containers; Trade and Transport

Energy for Industry in Africa!

The 11th German-African Energy Forum 2017 takes place in Hamburg/Germany from April 25th to April 26th, 2017. The Forum is organized by Afrika-Verein (German-African Business Association) and ...

GABS 2017

German African Business Summit 2017: New Impetus

From 9th to 10th February, the German Ambassador in Ghana, H.E. Christoph Retzlaff, took part in the second German African Business Summit (GABS) in Nairobi. The conference was an opportunity to emphasize the prospects of a corporate level economic cooperation between Germany and Africa and to establish further ties.

“Afrika kommt!” interns

AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Program 2016 -2018 starts its 6th intake

With this program German economy builds bridges to Africa, Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier stated when he welcomed the participants of the previous program from Africa at the Federal Foreign Office last February. The program aims at highly qualified young professionals and junior executives from Sub-Saharan Africa with several years of hands-on work experience, strong leadership qualities and a very high level of commitment and dedication. The online-application for the 6th intake is open until 2nd February 2017. Visit for more information and see the attached announcement.

Cutting the Ribbon

Ghana and Germany

German-Ghanaian economic relations are strong and have a long tradition.  Here you find news about the economic and trade relations between the two countries.

Frankfurt am Main: view of the skyline from the Zeilgalerie shopping arcade

Germany as a Location for Business and Investment

Germany has the largest economy within the European Union and the fourth largest in the world. With the largest GDP and the highest population in the EU, it offers great opportunities for business and investment.

Economic Relations

Hamburger Containerhafen bei Nacht

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Logo Germany Trade and 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.

Logo Außenwirtschaftsportal

iXPOS - The German Business Portal is the contact platform that steers all inquiries about Germany through the right channels. Its goal is to make Germany and its domestic market more transparent to foreign companies interested in Germany as a location for their businesses.