DIHK: Positions on International Economic Policy


The Association of German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) demands that foreign trade policy should enhance the opportunities for German companies in a globalizing economy and strengthen their competitiveness in international markets. Therefore the following guidelines are given: condemn protectionism, promote trade liberalization, avoid redundant structures in foreign trade promotion, no changes to the rules of origin in customs law, eliminate the bureaucracy in foreign trade law and harmonize it, development policy - let’s take a chance on more commerce. (more: Executive summary PDF and Link to full-text version)