Germany's competitiveness on the global market is of increasing importance. Its attractiveness for foreign investors is crucial, for their investments create or preserve jobs and help further develop technology.

The globalization of the economy further increases Germany's dependence on the world market. Yet at the same time, globalization means that people's lives all over the world are ever more closely interconnected.

The common responsibility of all states to ensure stable economic development for the benefit of everyone is becoming increasingly apparent, and in view of political conflicts it is more true than ever that trade and a dense network of economic links create trust and stabilize international relations.

It is therefore the task of Germany's foreign policy to both promote and protect German economic interests in the world and to help foster the further development of just and sustainable global economic cooperation.

Promotion on Foreign Trade

Economics in Kenya

Germany - Location for Business and Investment

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2017

The GFFA is an international agriculture conference, and in 2017 will discuss what part agriculture can play in the sustainable stewardship of water. The GFFA 2017 will be held in Berlin on 19-21 January 2017. The website with online registration is now available at [or for English-speaking participants at:]

Second German-African Business Summit (GABS) Nairobi, 8 – 10 February 2017

The Second German-African Business Summit took place in Nairobi in Feburary 2017 and gave some 500 participants from the worlds of business and politics from Germany and Africa the opportunity to discuss Africa’s prospects and potential and to make new contacts.

Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya

Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya

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Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Logo Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

Business and Development

Business and Development