Free and Open Markets
Germany has a welcoming attitude towards foreign direct
investment. The German market is open for investment in
practically all industry sectors, and business activities are
free from regulations restricting day-to-day business. Ger-
man law makes no distinction between Germans and foreign
nationals regarding investments or the establishment of
companies. The legal framework for FDI in Germany favors
the principle of freedom of foreign trade and payment.
There are no restrictions or barriers to capital transactions
or currency transfers, real estate purchases, repatriation of
profits, or access to foreign exchanges.