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The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is highly engaged in enabling developing countries to take part in international trade: Since the year 2000 a number of bilateral projects have been designed in order to facilitate trade and to support developing countries in this regard. German Assistance reached app 28 Mrd USD in 2016. The responsibility for the implementation of the development activities lies mainly within two German bodies: The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and the Physikalische-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB).

In line with the five Aid for Trade (AfT) categories defined by the WTO, German development cooperation follows the endeavour of being holistic and comprehensive. Trade aspects are understood to be an incremental part of every country´s path towards economic development. They should therefore be included into the partner country’s design of its national development strategy or relevant sector strategies.

We therefore encourage countries interested in receiving support to contact the German Embassies in their respective countries. Information can be found here: http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/Laenderinformationen/DtAuslandsvertretungenA-Z-Laenderauswahlseite_node.html

 

 

Further enquiries regarding trade facilitation-related assistance may also be directed to:

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Division 111 – Trade Policy
Stresemannstr. 94
10963 Berlin
Germany

Telephone: +49 30 18 535 2040

Fax: +49 30 18 535 2042

Further enquiries regarding trade facilitation-related assistance may also be directed to:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Köthener Str. 2-3,
10963 Berlin
Germany

Telephone: +49 30 408 190 168

Further enquiries regarding trade facilitation-related assistance may also be directed to:

Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Trade Facilitations