Mission

Advocacy for German Companies in Washington, D.C.

RGIT represents the interests of German Industry, in particular the members of DIHK, BDI and the German-American Chambers of Commerce, to the U.S. Administration, Congress, the German Administration and international organizations like World Bank and IMF.


Foreign Trade Promotion for German Companies 

Business Services for German Companies
To increase the chances of German companies’ participation in U.S.-projects, RGIT is working together closely with the German-American Chambers of Commerce in New York, Atlanta and Chicago, the international financing organizations and the United Nations. RGIT is offering business services for establishing business contacts, coordination and production of statements, researching information, monitoring and business information about the United States.

Events
RGIT regularly organizes events to foster the transatlantic exchange of information and to improve bilateral trade. These events include:

  • Trade missions and informational trips for German companies to the World Bank
  • Events highlighting diverse trade and investment issues with experts in transatlantic trade and economic policy
  • Briefings for special guests
  • Roundtable discussions as part of the German American Trade Forum with political and industry visitors from Germany
  • Annual press conference German American Business Outlook about the situation of German companies in the United States in cooperation with the German-American Chambers of Commerce
  • RGIT is considered a meeting point for administration, industry, science, political institutions and experts regarding transatlantic economic issues  


Publications
Our publications “Washington News”, “Im Blickpunkt” and “Legislative and Regulatory Update” as well as contributions to the German American Trade Magazine report on current political, economic and legislative developments in the United States relevant for the transatlantic economy and are not or rarely covered in other media.


Information Services

To improve bilateral trade relations and services we provide the members of the German-American Chambers of Commerce and our partners in the United States with information about the German-American economy, for example regional developments, relevant to both countries as well as about economic and trade relations between the United States and Germany. On top of that, we offer media briefings for German and U.S. journalists.

 

 

Our Principals

The Federation of German Industries

The Federation of German Industries (BDI) is the umbrella organization of German industry and industry-related service providers.

The BDI speaks for 37 sector associations, 15 regional offices, and approx. 100,000 companies with a total workforce of about eight million people.

The BDI represents the interests of German industry vis-à-vis policymakers in Germany, Europe and around the world. The organization also makes political decisions transparent for its member associations.

Since November 1999, the BDI has been headquartered in the 'House of German Business’ (Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft) in Berlin.

Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

The Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) is the umbrella organization of the 80 German Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The German Chambers of Commerce and Industry are public corporations.

Since October 1, 1999 the DIHK has been headquartered in the 'House of German Business’ (Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft) in Berlin.

Worldwide, the international trade relationships of German companies are being promoted in more than 90 countries by about 130 bilateral chambers (AHKs), representatives and liaison offices.

Peter Wittig, Ambassador of Germany to the United States of America:

„RGIT is a crucial player in fostering trade and investment across the Atlantic and giving a voice to the interests of German companies in the U.S.” 

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Mandate

RGIT has an official mandate, issued by authorized representatives of the business community in Germany, to formulate political positions and to identify matters of concern to German industry, and as warranted, to network with US-based business enterprises, industry associations and business associations as well as thinks tanks.

Goals

 Advocacy

  • Articulation and focusing of the economic interests of German companies
  • Participation of German companies in the transatlantic decision making process

Foreign Trade Promotion in Washington, D.C.

  • Promoting the exchange of information
  • Promoting the bi-lateral dialogue
  • Improving bi-lateral trade relations and service