Who We Are

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Who We Are

We see ourselves as facilitators who support German companies in their international business activities and foreign companies looking to locate to Germany.


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.


Organization & Locations

GTAI has 362 employees, of which 264 are located in Germany and 98 abroad. The workforce includes limited company employees, assigned officials and salaried staff of the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA), as well as foreign workers employed through the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Abroad.


Agency Establishment

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) was established in 2009 as part of a merger between "Invest in Germany GmbH" and the "German Office for Foreign Trade" (BfAI). The Federal Republic of Germany is the sole shareholder and is represented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.


Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board is chaired by Dr. Ulrich Nussbaum, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and is composed of seven public and seven private sector representatives.


Advisory Boards

GTAI is supported in its activities by the Foreign Trade Advisory Board and the Investment Promotion Advisory Board.

Trade associations, Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Chambers of Skilled Crafts are particularly active on the Foreign Trade Advisory Board. Cooperation with the economic development agencies of the individual federal states is at the forefront of the activities of the Investment Promotion Advisory Board.



Germany Trade & Invest

Berlin Head Office
Friedrichstrasse 60
10117 Berlin
T.: +49 30 200 099 0
F.: +49 30 200 099 812

Bonn Office
Villemombler Strasse 76
53123 Bonn
T.: +49 228 24 993 0
F.: +49 228 24 993 212

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How to Find Us

Find detailed directions to our locations in Germany here.