Doing Business Abroad
Key facts about Germany
Germany is located in Western/Central Europe and is bordered by Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands.
It is a founding member of the EU (then EEC) since 1958.
It has a population of approximately 83 million people. The capital city is Berlin that has a population of approximately 4 million inhabitants.
Germany is part of the Schengen Zone.
The currency is the Euro (€).
The international dialling code can be found here.
Germany has the largest economy in Europe. The top German exports are vehicles, machinery, chemical goods, electronic products, electrical equipment, pharmaceuticals, transport equipment, basic metals, food products, and rubber & plastics.
Germany imports motor vehicles & equipment, computer / electronic products, machinery, chemicals, basic metals, crude petroleum and natural gas, basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations and food products.
A detailed breakdown by the World Bank for doing business in Germany. The report includes Economy Profile, Starting a Business, Construction Permits, Getting Credit, Protecting Minor Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Borders, Labour Market Regulations and more.
View seaports of Germany on ports.com with information on anchorage depth and types of harbours.
German cities with airports and further aviation information.
Find out about taxes in Germany and how to verify VAT numbers.
Enterprise Ireland offer export assistance. They have an office in Dusseldorf.
Find out about what SME United (the association of crafts and SMEs in Europe) support is available in Germany.