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Melanie Vogelbach Managing Director International Economic Policy

Economic Policy

The Chambers of Commerce and Industry are committed in the regions to strengthening the business location and improving framework conditions for companies: whether this involves, for example, a better transport infrastructure, lower tax burdens or issues of regional subsidies and urban development – the Chambers of Commerce and Industry are competent partners and voice of the regional economy!

In coordination with the CCIs in the regions, the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) advocates a policy to the political decision-makers in Berlin and Brussels which is consistent with the overall interests of the industrial economy: less bureaucracy, simpler and more transparent tax law, as well as the strengthening of Germany's competitiveness as a business location are right at the top of the agenda.

In other countries the Chambers of Commerce Abroad represent the interests of local German companies; at the same time the Chambers of Commerce Abroad attempt to obtain investments in Germany as a business location and help companies in this country in opening up foreign markets.

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Covid-19: German Federal Support Measures

The Federal Government has decided on numerous state aid measures to overcome the Corona crisis. They concern small and medium sized companies as well as large ones, but also the so-called solo-self-employed and many more who are economically affected by the Corona crisis. More informations you can find here.

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Uncertainty hampers the upswing

The German economy assesses its current situation and the outlook for 2022 whole more negatively overall than before the turn of the year. This is the result of the first economic survey 2022 from the 79 German Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The Chambers surveyed almost 28,000 companies from all sectors and regions.

Business expectations of German companies drop massively

Business expectations in the German economy has taken a significant turn for the worse in the recent months. This is one of the findings of the nationwide IHK business survey for early summer, for which the DIHK evaluated the feedback from a total of more than 25,000 companies from all sectors and regions. According to the survey, one third of the companies expect business to become worse in the next twelve months, and only 19 percent expect an improvement.