KNOWLEDGE BASE Doing Business in Germany

The information on this page was current at the time it was published. Regulations, trends, statistics, and other information are constantly changing. While we strive to update our Knowledge Base, we strongly suggest you use these pages as a general guide and be sure to verify any regulations, statistics, guidelines, or other information that are important to your efforts.



We have compiled a list of government and global resources to help you learn more about Germany, its employment and visas regulations, people, foreign direct investment organization, and aspects of doing business in the country. Use this information to help you make informed decisions about locating your business, or a division of your business, in Germany.


Government Resources 

The Federal Government- Bundesregierung - The official web portal of the German government

Statistisches Bundesamt (Destatis) - Official site for Germany's national statistics

GTAI - Germany Trade & Invest - Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. As well as supporting export promotion, we also recruit and advise foreign investors. We also strengthen the image of Germany as a business location and promote the new federal states.

Invest in Bavaria- As the Business Promotion Agency of the State of Bavaria, Invest in Bavaria supports companies from Germany and abroad and from a wide range of sectors in finding the ideal location in Bavaria, so that they can be successful right from the moment they settle here.

Trade Helpdesk - The European Commission's Export Helpdesk provides a free online service covering all import rules in force in the EU on a product-by-product and country-by-county basis.


Additional Information On Germany

Data Privacy & Data Security Resources

Employment In Germany

Global Reports and Rankings for Germany

KNOWLEDGE BASE Doing Business in Germany