Business, Science and Research
Business location Germany
Germany's location at the heart of Europe gives foreign investors and visitors to trade fairs access to the entire European Union market. Make use of this opportunity! Here you will find answers to all trade-related questions and concerns and facilitates crossborder trade in the field of goods and services – from work permit to customs duty.
Find information on the economic situation in Germany and an overview of the foreign trade promotion by the Federal Foreign Office.
Promotion of foreign trade
Today, research and development-intensive industries account for more than half of all industrial production in Germany. Find information about the major German research institutions.
Research and technology
On June 17th 2010 the Maltese Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment Mr. Tonio Fenech and the German Ambassador to Malta, Mr. Bernd Braun, have signed a protocol amending the agreement on the avoidance of double taxation from March 2001. The adjustments are intended to bring the existing agreement in line with current international standards of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), thus increasing exchange of information and transparency for financial authorities.