AHK - Well Connected Worldwide
At 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.
The German Trade Office Taipei was established in 1981 and is officially registered as a "Foreign Representative Organization". Since then we have acted as an intermediary between German and Taiwanese businesses and have promoted the exchange between both economies. We aim to provide our customers with services tailored to their needs so that they can benefit most from the many advantages both Germany and Taiwan have to offer. Our team consists of qualified and highly motivated German and Taiwanese staff with most of them fluent in German, English and Chinese. We are therefore perfectly equipped to support you with your business and assist you on your way to Germany or Taiwan.
As the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce we promote and support investment projects in both economies. Furthermore we gather and process relevant economic data and information concerning Germany and Taiwan which we make available for our customers through various publications. Although the German Trade Office Taipei does not offer a membership at the moment we are the core of an extensive network of German and Taiwanese businesses involved in bilateral trade. We therefore serve as a networking platform for international business in Taiwan, organize events and bring together business people from Germany, Taiwan and the rest of the world.
Our service unit DEinternational Taiwan Ltd. specializes in supporting you to develop and expand your business activities in Taiwan or Germany. Ranging from market entry and expansion support, trade fairs, legal and investment as well as recruiting and training services, the broad variety of support we offer will certainly meet your requirements. To find out more please visit the service section of our website.
Close Connection to Germany
AHKs are closely connected to the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany. Together, they support German companies with building up and extending their business relations to foreign countries. The umbrella organization of the IHKs is the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), which also coordinates and supports the AHKs. Furthermore, the cooperation with various German trade associations strengthens the link from AHKs to business and markets. The AHKs are supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.
AHKs fulfill three main tasks at their locations. That is:
- Official Representation of German Companies
AHKs are the key players of German foreign business development on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. They represent German business interests in their host countries and they inform about and promote Germany as a business location.
- Member Organizations
AHKs are member organizations for companies actively involved in bilateral business relations. These members give them the authority needed when interacting with politics, business and administration in terms of promoting the bilateral business relations.
- Service Providers to Companies Under the Brand “DEinternational”
AHKs provide services to companies both from Germany and their host countries in order to support their foreign business activities.