An evaluation of the federal allocations to the AHK network was
commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
(BMWi). The 300-page final report appeared in 2016, with a positive
outcome for the AHKs. It praised their strong commitment and excellent
The report emphasizes that the collaboration between
the AHKs and the other actors of German foreign trade promotion
(e.g. Germany Trade & Invest and German diplomatic missions) is paired
with considerable staff and financial synergies. According to the com-
panies interviewed, a vast number of jobs were created or secured in
Germany thanks to the AHKs.
In the future, these achievements of the
AHK network are to be made even more visible. Therefore, the Asso-
ciation of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, supported by
the BMWi, began a structured performance and impact assessment
last year. The results will be presented in future annual reports.