About us

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.

Close ties 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 partially funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Three Pillars

AHKs fulfill three main tasks on their locations. These are:

  1. 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 countries and they inform about and promote Germany as business location.

     

  2. Member Organizations
    AHKs are member organizations for companies actively involved in the 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.

     

  3. 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.

     

    The Chamber advises and informs German companies and organizations with regard to the Irish economy as well as Irish companies and organizations with regard to the German economy. The trademark "DEinternational" provides Services to members all across the globe.

Founded in 1980 in order to promote bilateral trade and investment between Germany and Ireland, the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce has become an Organisation whose 350 member companies from various industries benefit from the services and network.

It is our objective to best represent your economic and political interests in Ireland and Germany.