Here, you'll find both general and sector-specific foreign trade information and offers.
Invest in Bavaria is the business promotion agency of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology and of Bayern International GmbH. It provides comprehensive information and current news regarding Bavaria as a place for doing business and investing.
The Federal Republic of Germany's economic development agency provides information on all of the world's important markets; on programmes, calls for bids and projects from multilateral institutions; as well as on customs and legislative requirements.
Bavaria Cluster Initiative in 17 sectors
With the Cluster Initiative, the Bavarian State Government is intensifying the development of a state-wide network among companies, research institutions, service providers and investors. The clusters are active in 19 sectors.
Among other things, Germany's Federal Customs Administration is responsible for checking goods crossing the country’s borders (land borders with other countries, airports and sea ports) as well as for establishing and collecting import duties (customs, import sales tax and excise taxes).
Foreign trade services for Bavarian companies
The Foreign Trade Department at the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology bundles information regarding individual stakeholders in Bavaria's foreign trade. You can also download and order brochures from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs free of charge.
Bayern International provides information on Bavaria's trade fair participation programme, on delegation trips/visits and entrepreneur trips, on international training, on key Bavarian technologies and much more. Bayern International's event database facilitates quick access to foreign trade events organised by Bavarian ministries, chambers and associations.
The Foreign Trade Portal of the Bavarian Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Chambers of Crafts & Trades, in cooperation with Bayern International, provides small and medium-sized companies with comprehensive information about exporting.
Bayern Handwerk International provides information on current events involving Bavarian crafts and trades with regard to services and construction works abroad, as well as on trade show participation. It also offers on-demand information regarding international business.
The Bavarian Foreign Trade Centre runs projects for cooperation ventures and tapping new markets, as well as conventions, forums and events covering various regions throughout the world and general topics, such as customs, for example.
Federal foreign trade programmes available for German companies
Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics provides information on the Internet regarding international business, international business promotion, financing assistance, trade policy, international business law and business opportunities for companies with international organisations. At the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the ixpos guide illuminates the spectrum of programmes associated with Germany's promotional activities for foreign trade.
Germany's Federal Statistics Office supplies, among other things, data on Germany's foreign trade, publications on international reference figures, annals on international statistics and the "Country Profiles" series.
The European Union's statistics information service. On the website of Germany's European Data Service, you'll have free access to all harmonised data and publications from Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities.
The Renewable Energies Export Initiative supports German companies by supplying information, by networking existing initiatives and activities as well as by actively assisting companies in international projects for exporting renewable energy technologies.
The Healthcare Export Initiative offers a programme specifically tailored to companies from the healthcare sector, especially for medical technology, medical biotechnology, telemedicine and healthcare related services.
International business services for German companies in Europe
The EU's "Enterprise Europe Network" - consisting of 50 experts from ten Bavarian organisations - provides consultation on questions regarding business development all over Europe, EU funding programmes, public procurement, market development and fostering innovation.
This European Community database provides information on third-country markets, especially with regard to procedural requirements for export and import, duties and taxes, and the particularities that need to be observed.