KNOWLEDGE BASE Setting Up Business In Germany



There are many ways to take your business into Germany. Know your options and which ones are best for your company and expansion plans. 


Use the related sections to work through these steps:

Ways To Do Business In Germany and Setting Up A Business In Germany

Determine how quickly you want to enter the market and how much control you want 
Review your options for exporting physical goods: direct and indirect exporting
Review your options for contractual strategies: licensing or franchising
Review your options for equity strategies: acquisition, joint venture, wholly-owned subsidiary, setting up a new business
Follow the steps to set up your business


Value Added Tax In Germany

Determine if the value added tax (VAT) applies to your business, how it is calculated, and how to keep records




Globig Knowledge Base

Learn more about your options for setting up business and building your workforce in these related Globig Knowledge Base sections.

Ways To Do Business In Germany

Value Added Tax In Germany


Globig Resources

Use these related resources if you would like to learn more on your own. 

For specific World Bank Group Ranking information on Germany

World Bank Report, Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency

World Bank Group's Ease of Doing Business rankings

The German government (Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy) provides information and assistance on setting up a business in Germany. In most German cities, the Industrie- und Handelskammern ((IHK) Chamber of Commerce) provides English-language advice on setting up a business. Here is a list of IHKs in larger German cities:


Globig Marketplace

Are you ready to explore what service providers are available to help you on the ground in Germany?

The Globig Marketplace contains vetted, quality service providers who can help you. Review your options, learn more about them, and even send them an RFI. 



Do you have additional questions or want some help?

Globig is here for you.  Send us a message and we'll get back to you right away to assist you in your global expansion. 

KNOWLEDGE BASE Setting Up Business In Germany