Economics

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

Logo Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & 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.

Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya

Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya

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iMOVE (International Marketing of Vocational Education)

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iMOVE is an initiative by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to internationalize German vocational education and training services. iMOVE offers German providers of vocational education and training a wide range of services to help them penetrate international markets.

"Training - Made in Germany": this the slogan iMOVE uses abroad to advertise German expertise in vocational education and training.

To find out more, go to the iMOVE website at