About us

The Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) encourages the deepening of the German-American economic and trade relationship. RGIT represents the interests of German industry in the U.S.

 

The Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) encourages the deepening of the U.S.-German economic and trade relationship. RGIT represents the interests of German industry in the U.S. on behalf of its principals, the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). The transatlantic economic relationship is very close. The United States and Germany are important partners in shaping globalization. Deep transatlantic economic integration is based on a trusting business environment, a reliable framework, and open markets. This is what RGIT supports — on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

Cooperation – Partnership – Integration – Reliability - Openness

Our Principals

The Federation of German Industries (BDI)

  • BDI - The voice of German Industry
  • The BDI is the umbrella organization of German industry and industry-related services. It speaks for 36 trade associations and more than 100,000 enterprises with around 8 million employees.
  • www.bdi.eu

 

 

Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK)

  • DIHK is the central organization for 79 Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Germany and speaks for more than 3 million businesses of all sizes.
  • DIHK represents all commercial enterprises in Germany. 
  • DIHK is coordinating the worldwide network of the German Chambers of Commerce (AHKs), Delegations and Representative Offices at 130 locations in 90 countries.
  • www.dihk.de

 

 

Contact

Daniel Andrich

President & CEO

+1 202 659 47 77

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Daniela Berger-Huza

Executive Assistant to the President and Executive Project Manager

+1 202 659 6829

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Verena Heinzen-Perez

Finance and Administration Manager

+1 202 659 6826

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Caitlin Hickey

Director, Government Relations and Legal Affairs

+1 202 659 6827

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Viola Meyerweissflog

Communications and Office Manager

+1 202 659 6828

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Dr. Christoph Schemionek

Director Regional Economic Policy, World Bank Liaison

+1 202 659 6821

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Kevin Wolfe

Analyst, Commercial and Energy Policy

+1 202 659 6832

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This material is distributed by the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) on behalf of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). Additional information is available at the Department of Justice, Washington, DC.