German Business Matters

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



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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.