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

04/25/2016

Hannover Messe 2016: Partner Country USA

April 25-29, 2016 [more]

05/05/2016 - Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K St. NW, Entrance off 20th Street

How's It Going, Germany? "Germany's Brand"

Charles Lane In Discussion with Jake Jones (Daimler) and Thomas Zielke (Representative of German Industry and Trade) [more]

RGIT News

04/25/2016

US-German Standards Panel 2016

Innovation in the Medical Device Sector more

04/06/2016

German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme, which is under the patronage of the German Federal Chancellor,... more

01/28/2016

Neue Visa Waiver-Regeln gelten ab sofort

Seit dem 21. Januar werden die Bestimmungen des Visa Waiver Progam Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act bei der Einreise in die USA... more

01/28/2016

RGIT Background Paper "Im Blickpunkt" - Dual education in the U.S.

This German language background paper gives an overview of the current dual education initiatives of German companies in the US.  more

Washington News

No. 17 vom 28. April 2016

  • Diese Woche in Washington
  • TTIP-Verhandlungsrunde in New York
  • Klimawandel: Neue Töne einzelner Republikaner
  • FHWA will Emissionen im Straßenverkehr messen
  • Verlängerte Förderungen und Anreize im US-Solarmarkt
  • Keine formell Beschäftigten in der Shared Economy
  • Fördermittel für Ausbildungsprogramme
  • Durchführungsverordnung soll Wettbewerbsfähigkeit fördern

      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.