AHK United Kingdom - Member of the world-wide German Chamber Network

AHK - well connected world-wide

In 130 locations in 90 countries around the world, the members of the German Chamber Network (AHKs) offer their experience, connections and services to German and foreign companies. AHKs are located in all countries which are of special interest for German companies.

A Close Connection to Germany

AHKs are closely connected to the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany. Together, they support German companies with establishing and extending their business relations to foreign countries. The umbrella organisation of the IHKs is the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), which also coordinates and supports the AHKs. Furthermore, cooperation with various German trade associations strengthens the link between AHKs and business and markets. The German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in accordance with a Resolution of the German Parliament.

Three Tasks

AHKs fulfill three main tasks in their locations.  They are:

  1. Official Representative of German Companies
    AHKs are the key player of German foreign business development on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany.  They represent German business interests in their countries and they publicise and promote Germany as a business location.
  2. Membership Organisation
    AHKs are membership organisations for companies actively involved in bilateral business relations.  These members give them the authority needed when interacting with politics, business and government in terms of promoting bilateral business relations.
  3. Service Provider
    Under the brand "DEInternational", AHKs provide some services to companies both from Germany and their host countries in order to support their foreign business activities.

AHK United Kingdom - Your First Port of Call

The AHK United Kingdom is officially registered as the 'German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce'. It was founded in 1971 and is a business to business organisation of some 750 British and German member firms. The Chamber's commercial services help around 10,000 companies each year start or expand their export activities through providing business contacts, information and advice.

AHK United Kingdom

Email German-British Chamber

Address

German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce
16 Buckingham Gate
London SW1E 6LB

Telephone

+44 (0) 20 7976 4100

Fax

+44 (0)20 7976 4101