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COMPACT PLAYERS & ORGANISATIONS Federation of German Industries The Federation of German Industries (BDI) represents the interests of over 100,000 industrial companies. It has an extensive network in all important markets and in international organisations. → bdi.eu German Chambers of Commerce Abroad The German Chambers of Commerce Abroad Germany Trade and Invest (AHK), delegations and representative offices Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) is the econ- of German industry and commerce form a omic development agency of the Federal network with 130 locations in 90 countries. Republic of Germany. With over 50 locations → ahk.de worldwide it helps German companies set up operations abroad, promotes Germany as a German diplomatic missions business and technology location and helps The 227 embassies and consulates, together with foreign companies settle in Germany. the AHK and Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), are → gtai.de the third pillar in the promotion of foreign trade. → auswaertiges-amt.de Council for Sustainable Development Appointed by the Federal Government, the Association of German Chambers of Council for Sustainable Development is Commerce and Industry responsible among other things for developing The Association of German Chambers of measures to implement the National Sustain- Commerce and Industry (DIHK) is the umbrella ability Strategy. organisation of the 80 German Chambers of → nachhaltigkeitsrat.de Commerce and Industry; a total of 3.6 million commercial enterprises are members. → dihk.de German Institute for Economic Research The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin is the biggest of the numerous German economic research institutes. → diw.de DIGITAL PLUS More information about all the topics in the chapter – annotated link lists, articles, documents, speeches; plus more in-depth information about topics such as the social market economy, dual vocational training, economic policy, the European economic, and financial crisis. → tued.net/en/dig3