German Business Matters

U.S. subsidiaries of German-owned firms play a vital role in the U.S. economy.



Interview: Anti-free trade rhetoric a great concern

See the interview “Anti-free-trade rhetoric 'a great concern” here. more


Interview: Integration vs. Isolation

See the interview in German here. more


RGIT hosts TTIP debrief for 15th negotiation round

As part of its regular TTIP debrief series, the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) hosted members of the EU Delegation’s Trade and... more


Finance Committee of the German Bundestag visits RGIT

On Friday, September 16, 2016, RGIT hosted a briefing for members of the Finance Committee of the German Bundestag. The Committee, led by Manfred... more


Roundtable on U.S. and German Energy Policy hosted by RGIT

A delegation of European energy professionals, led by Dr. Carsten Rolle, Secretary General of the German Member Committee of the World Energy... more

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Washington News

No. 15, April 20, 2017

  • Diese Woche in Washington
  • GLOBAL: Treasury-Bericht zur Währungspolitik
  • GLOBAL: Executive Order zu „Buy American, Hire American“
  • GLOBAL: Pence und Ross für bilaterales Abkommen mit Japan
  • DIGITAL: FCC gibt Ergebnis des Anreiz-Auktionsverfahrens bekannt 
  • DIGITAL: Investitionen im US-Telekomsektor wachsen stabil
  • GLOBAL: Administration konsultiert Stakeholder zu Gründen für Handelsdefizite
  • GLOBAL: Nationaler Sicherheitsrat wird Iran-Sanktionen überprüfen 
  • DIGITAL: Studie zu Internet-Geschwindigkeit in den USA
  • ENERGIE: Studie zur Zuverlässigkeit des Stromnetzes angeordnet 

      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 672.000 American workers, German businesses accounted for 10.5% of the 6.4 million insourced jobs in the United States in 2014.

      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 Daniel Andrich. 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.