Exploring the German market
AHKs offer a free initial consultancy to provide companies with information to evaluate the market
potential for their products. Beyond the initial support AHKs can also provide customised information
and organise delegation trips to Germany.
Finding business partners
Thanks to their business network and the strong ties with the Chambers of Industry and Commerce in
Germany (IHKs), AHK experts can help to establish contact with potential partners in Germany.
Setting up in Germany
AHK experts are first point of contact for companies seeking to expand their business activities towards
Germany. Through their partner Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) the AHKs support companies to identify
the right business location and to facilitate the settlement in Germany, such as solving visa issues.
Participating at trade fairs
Germany is #1 when it comes to trade fairs. The AHKs act as official representative for selected trade
fairs in Germany and offer services for international visitors and exhibitors.
If companies are to succeed abroad, they will need qualified employees, if possible bilingual and with
international work experience. AHKs are familiar with the local employment markets and can tap on their own network of contacts to help companies recruit suitable staff.
Vocational education and training
Germany is known for its hands-on dual education system, which combines practical training in a company
with the complementing curriculum of a vocational college. Following a common high-level quality
standard, AHKs offer services, filling the gap of skilled employees in their host countries.