The following resources and guides will help you better understand how to do business in Germany:
• EDC's Doing Business in the European Union guides you through the CETA agreement, sector opportunities, market entry strategies and other considerations when selling to Europe.
• Exporting to the EU – A guide for Canadian exporters from the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) provides an overview of exporting to Europe, including product safety, packaging and IP protection.
• Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting walks you through developing and implementing your export plan. This TCS guide covers market research, logistics, customs and much more.
• EDC's Market Advisors for Germany provide market information and expert insights.
• The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) in Germany offers market and sector facts and reports. The site has a section listing the leading opportunity sectors and trade events organized by the Canadian embassy.
• The Country Commercial Guide – Germany from the U.S. Department of Commerce offers helpful insights that apply to Canadians, too.
• EDC's Country Info – Germany page helps you get a better understanding of market environment, activity and key industries. You can also find out if EDC has any restrictions on doing business in the market.
Doing business in Germany
• The World Bank's Ease of Doing Business – Germany provides indicators on time and costs involved for business processes, including importing goods, starting a business, paying taxes, crossing borders and more.
Risk and competitiveness
• EDC's Country Risk Quarterly is a go-to interactive guide that offers timely economic and political information on 50 countries worldwide. It aims to help you gauge the commercial and political risks, so you can make informed decisions.
• Global Competitiveness Index – Germany from the World Economic Forum provides insights on the German market.
For more information and insights, see EDC's blogs focused on Germany.