Bernhard Steinrücke Spokesperson of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad This is the first AHK annual report. The success of German trade and industry in international competition is based not least on the strong AHK network, which encompasses 99% of German foreign trade. The Heseltine Report called it the most
WORLD BUsINEss OUTLOOK Twice a year the AHK World Business Outlook presents the situation, expectations, and risks of the companies connected to the worldwide AHK network. In 2016, the publication was based on a total of 5,600 responses given by German companies, branches, and subsidiaries to the AHKs’ joint survey.
Foreign Market Entry Program The Foreign Market Entry Program (MEP) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy especially provides pragmatic support to SMEs entering new markets. The services offered range from informa- tional events in Germany to market exploration trips to finding concrete business partners all over the