In 2016, German companies exported more than ever before.
They were assisted by the worldwide network of the German Chambers of
Commerce Abroad (AHKs), delegations and representatives of German
business, at more than 130 locations in more than 90 countries.
The AHKs are competent service providers, strong networks, and trust-
worthy representatives of the interests of trade and industry. Together
with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), we
were able to further strengthen the network in 2016. Some locations
were expanded, others were newly founded, e.g. In Zambia, Serbia,
The AHKs with their approximately 1,900 employees can
be proud of what they achieve worldwide in supporting companies in
international commerce. This first joint annual report of the AHK net-
work provides an insight into its achievements and efforts on behalf
of industry and trade.