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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

03/05/2015 - WEBINAR Series

Webinar: The German Hospital Market

Series: Succeed in Germany’s Healthcare Market [more]

03/09/2015

Workshops on World Bank Procurement

RGIT, together with the German Chambers of Commerce of New York and Copenhagen, offers a series of workshops in Germany, on how companies are able to... [more]

RGIT News

02/25/2015

Skills event with the National Governors Association

The German Embassy and the Representative of German Industry and Trade organized an event on German Dual Education at the annual meeting of State and... more

02/05/2015

Governor Christie Vetoes the NJ Buy America Bill

RGIT welcomes Governor Chris Christie’s decision today to veto the Buy America bill (S.B. 1811). Governor Christie noted that foreign owned companies... more

01/27/2015

Business opportunities – World Bank invests in urban development

14 participants from Germany and Austria participated in a joint fact finding mission to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)... more

01/16/2015

“Buy America” Legislation in New Jersey

At the end of December 2014, the New Jersey legislature approved a “Buy America” (A.3059/S.1811) bill, which would require all state government and... more

12/16/2014

German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt visits RGIT

On December 11th German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt visited RGIT together with a delegation of members from the German... more

Washington News

No. 8 vom 26. Februar 2015

  • Diese Woche in Washington
  • Duale Ausbildung als Vorbild für US-Bundesstaaten
  • Senat einigt sich auf Entwurf zur Finanzierung des Heimatschutzministeriums
  • Rechtsstreit zur Einwanderungsreform geht weiter
  • Geografische Angaben beschränken Export aus Wisconsin
  • US-Öl- und Gassektor soll Methanausstoß verringern
  • TPP-Verhandlungen
  • Republikanische Gouverneure sehen sich zu Steuererhöhungen gezwungen
  • Behördliche Nutzung von Drohnen

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.