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Doing business in Germany

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Germany.


Overseas Business Risk - Germany
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

International Business Guides: Germany
HSBC, September 2022
The guide gives an overview of challenges and opportunities, society and culture, working practice and values, and business etiquette. It also includes information on labour, tax, FDI, infrastructure and cost of living.

Doing business and investing in Germany
A publication from PwC Germany released in January 2017, covering everything investors need to know about doing business in Germany.' The guide includes sections on exporting, business entities, labour relations and social security, audit requirements and accounting practices, tax system and administration, taxation of corporations, taxation of individuals and indirect taxes.

Doing Business in Germany
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. This publication is current at August 2016.

Germany: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Germany. 2015/2016 edition.


On our Exporting to Germany page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Chambers of commerce and business networks

Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag [Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry]
Federation of chambers across Germany.

British Chamber of Commerce in Germany
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Germany. The services section contains useful contacts and information.

German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce
A forum for business people to network and encourage best practice, trade and investment between Britain and Germany.

Enterprise Europe Network
Network created by the European Commission of business support organisations helping SMEs to gain access to the EU market.

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.

Business Operations in Germany
Analysis of the business environment in Germany, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.

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