AHK RGIT-USA

Representative of German Industry and Trade

RGIT is the Washington, DC liaison office of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK)

German Business Matters

U.S. subsidiaries of German-owned firms play a vital role in the U.S. economy. German companies in the United States employ over 620,000 people.

Washington News

RGIT's weekly German-language Newsletter „Washington News“ reports current political, economic and legal developments in Washington, D.C., and the United States. More...

 

 

Upcoming Events

12/07/2015

Fact Finding Mission to Washington and New York – Business Opportunities with World Bank & UN

From 7 to 10 December 2015, the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT ) and the German American Chamber of Commerce (AHK USA) in New York... [more]

RGIT News

07/31/2015

WTO eliminates tariffs on IT products

The World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded its negotiations on the expansion of the 1997 Information Technology Agreement (ITA) at the end of July.... more

07/08/2015

Finance Committee of German Bundestag visits RGIT

As part of their travel to the U.S., the Finance Committee of the German Bundestag led by Manfred Zoellmer (SPD) visited RGIT on July 7. In addition... more

07/08/2015

RGIT welcomes study group of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation

On July 6th,  Dr. Thomas Zielke, Representative of the German Industry and Trade, invited the working group “Arbeitskreis Mittelstand” of the... more

07/02/2015

The German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow's leaders - Launch your career in Germany – become part of a worldwide network

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA the opportunity to conduct a project... more

06/12/2015

Meeting with the chairman of the TTIP Caucus Eric Paulsen

On the 11th of July, the Representative of German Industry and Trade Dr. Thomas Zielke had a meeting with Congressman Erik... more

06/05/2015

Joint Declaration of Intent on Vocational Training

On June 5th, the Federal Ministries of Education and Research, Economic Affairs and Energy, and Labor and Social Affairs of the... more

06/02/2015

German State Secretary visits RGIT

On June 1st, Michael Odenwald, state secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, visited the office of the... more

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Washington News

No. 30 vom 30. Juli 2015 

  • Diese Woche in Washington
  • Finanzierung von Schnellstraßen vorerst verlängert
  • Zukunft der Export-Import Bank weiter unklar
  • Cybersicherheit für vernetzte Fahrzeuge
  • Klimaziele von US-Regierung und Unternehmen
  • Gute Aussichten für die Kunststoffindustrie in den USA
  • Keine Verpflichtung zur Meldung von Internetinhalten
  • Kritik an Energiepolitik des Senats
  • Zukunft der Keystone-Pipeline bleibt ungewiss
  • Wegfall der Zölle auf IT-Produkte

German American Trade Magazine

German Business Matters

U.S. subsidiaries of German-owned firms play a vital role in the U.S. economy, with competitive German businesses contributing to the economic health and prosperity of the American economy. These subsidiaries create jobs for American workers.

German companies employ 581,000 American workers, German businesses accounted for 10% of the 5.6 million insourced jobs in the United States in 2011.

Who we are

The Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) is the Washington, DC liaison office of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). President is Dr. Thomas Zielke. RGIT’s mission is to foster free trade and a welcoming business environment on both sides of the Atlantic to achieve sustainable growth, jobs and innovation for companies involved in German-American economic relations.