Foreign direct investment (FDI)
Foreign investment in Germany
In the not too distant past, foreign direct investment (FDI) in
Germany was rather slow, and international companies claimed
that the German economy had lost its attractiveness for foreign
investors. However, there has been a turnaround in FDI over
the last couple of years. Current trends towards tax reform have
improved opportunities for foreign investors.
Foreign investment is welcome in Germany. There are no sub-
stantial restrictions on new foreign investments, permanent cur-
rency controls, or administrative controls on such investments.
Attitudes towards foreign takeovers of German businesses are
much more positive today than they were just a few years ago.