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Germany Links to related internet resources:

U.S. Government

  • Small Business Administration - provides private citizens with detailed advice on starting a business. It also includes a library and search engine.
  • United States Department of State - website tracks the political and economic climate around the world, including policy decisions, news, travel warnings, support for businesses and global issues.
  • United States International Trade Commission - “Provides objective trade expertise to both legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs action against certain unfair trade practices.” Includes news, tariff updates, trade resources and links to trade data from various U.S. Departments.
  • Notify U.S. - a free, Internet-based service for U.S. exporters that electronically notifies companies when foreign governments propose regulations that might influence the treatment of their exports to global markets.
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) - part of the U.S Department of the Treasury, administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals.
  • Office of Defense Trade Control - charged with controlling the export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services covered by the United States Munitions List (USML).
  • U.S. Census Bureau -  a leading source of quality data about the U.S., American people, and economy.

German Government

  • German Federal Government - informs about current politics, government policies and other pending issues.
  • Statistisches Bundesamt - German equivalent to the U.S. Census Bureau and collects, processes, presents, and conducts statistical analyses.

U.S. Organizations

  • The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (AmCham Germany) is a private, non-profit organization. With over 3,000 members, it is the largest bilateral economic organization in Europe. AmCham represents the largest group of foreign investors in Germany. The goals of the AmCham include the promotion of German-American trade relationships and of Germany as an investment location.

               - AmCham Germany Frankfurt Office
                 Börsenplatz 7-11
                 60313 Frankfurt am Main
                 Phone: +49 69 92 91 04 0

               - AmCham Germany Berlin Office
                 Charlottenstrasse 42
                 10117 Berlin
                 Phone: +49 (0)30 28 87 89 21

  • The Association of American German Business Clubs is a private, non-profit organization, consisting of AGBC Club Chapters in several cities. Its activities are designed to strengthen the ties between representatives of American companies based in Germany and the German business community through personal networking in an informal atmosphere.

               - Association of AGBCs e.V.
                 Am Beckmannplatz 4
                 53340 Meckenheim

               - American-German Business Club Berlin

               - Atlanta
               - Chicago
               - New York
               - Representative of German Industry and Trade, Washington D.C.


Other Key International Resources 

  • International Chamber of Commerce - a world business organization that includes lists of conferences, publications and global business issues. It is their mission to promote trade. This site also has links to other international organizations.
  • Brand USA - a national tourism promotion organization offering information about the U.S. travel and tourism sector.
  • Trade Port - an international trade site with trade leads, industry research, trade shows exporters, agencies and other web sites, run by the U.S. Commercial Service.
  • Trade Zone - links to sites dealing with global trade: banks, business opportunities, chambers of commerce, embassies, publications, trade statistics and trade leads (divided by industry).