Evaluating the market in Germany

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Business environment in Germany

Germany remains among the largest economies in Europe and the world. The country’s market size, economic and political stability, and highly accommodating business environment, make it an attractive market for Canadian exporters. Germany is recognized for its strong business infrastructure and ability to foster innovation and Berlin is a hotspot for startups. The risk of government interference in the commercial space is extremely low and governance indicators, institutional quality and regulatory environment are among the best in the world.
As a highly open economy dependent on export, Germany’s future growth is impacted by a weak outlook for wider eurozone growth and the potential for greater global protectionism over the coming decade due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The country seems to be better prepared than others to recover from it. Export Development Canada (EDC) serves Canadian companies in Germany through our local representation in Düsseldorf.
  • Automotive & Heavy Truck
  • Construction & Infrastructure 
  • Environmental Infrastructure & Waste Water 
  • Machinery - Packaging, Industrial & Analytical Instruments
  • Telecom
  • Transportation Services

Here’s a helpful tip for doing business in Germany.

Canadian companies that offer products or services for an older demographic will want to look at Germany as the country has a large percentage of population past the average retirement age.

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