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Syllabus of the Subject - Doing Business in Germany

  1. Introduction to the Federal Republic of Germany (European Union)
    1. Germany: the most important political actor of the European Union
    2. Federated States of Germany
  2. Economy of Germany
    1. Germany as the European Economic Engine
    2. Economic Profile of the main cities of Germany
    3. German Industry
    4. German services sector
  3. German Foreign Trade
  4. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Germany. German's investments abroad
  5. Case Studies:
    1. Allianz Group
    2. VOLKSWAGEN Group
    3. Bayer
    4. Henkel
  6. Access to the German Market
  7. Business Plan for Germany
Transport Corridors
  1. Atlantic Transport Corridor (Portugal-Spain-France-Germany)
  2. North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium)
  3. Pan-European Corridor II (Russia-Belarus-Poland-Germany)
  4. Access to the China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor
  5. Access to the Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
  6. Access to the Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Italy, Slovenia)

German Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Germany and the European Economic Area
  2. European Union
  3. As a member of the European Union, Germany is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements with Algeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, South Korea, India, Mexico, MERCOSUR, Chile, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia etc. besides the Customs Union with Turkey
  4. Council of the Baltic Sea States

The objectives of the Subject “Doing Business in the Federal Republic of Germany” are the following:

  1. To analyse the strengths of the German Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the German Market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of Germany with the country of the student
  4. To know the German Free trade agreements as a member of the European Union
  5. To understand the importance of Germany as the first European economy and the political leader of the EU
  6. To develop a business plan for the German Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Germany” is studied...
  1. Doctorates: European Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade

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  1. Credits of the Subject “Doing Business in Germany”: 3 ECTS
  2. Duration: three weeks

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Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Germany:

Germany: The leading European economy and the political leader of the European Union.

The Federal Republic of Germany (Europe)

  1. Borders of Germany: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Switzerland
  2. Capital of Germany: Berlin
  3. Language of Germany: German
  4. Area of Germany: 357,022 square kilometres
  5. German Population: 82 million people

Religion in Germany: Christianity.

  1. Catholicism (50%)
  2. Protestants

Germany belongs to the Western Civilisation (European Economic Area)

  1. The Nobel Peace Prize Albert Schweitzer was born in Germany

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German Economy

  1. With a gross domestic product of 2,423 trillion euros, the Federal Republic of Germany is:
    1. The Largest European economy
    2. The Third largest economy in the world
    3. The Fifth largest economy (Purchasing Power Parity)
    4. One of the largest industrialised nations
  2. Frankfurt is the financial centre of the Federal Republic of Germany (the largest stock exchange in Europe)
  3. The industry is the largest pillar of the German economy (25% of the gross domestic product, 8 million workers)
  4. Secondary sector: 30% of the gross domestic product of Germany, 25% of the workforce of the Federal Republic of Germany (10 million people)
  5. The services sector is the largest of the German economy (70% of the gross domestic product GDP)
  6. The main German companies are Volkswagen, Daimler, Porsche, Siemens, Continental, BMW, Basf, Bayer, Beiersdorf, DHL, Bosch, Infineon, Deutsche Telekom, ThyssenKrupp, Bertelsmann, Lufthansa, SAP, Adidas, Hugo Boss
  7. The European Central Bank (ECB) is in Frankfurt
  8. Decentralised EU Agency in Germany: the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA): Cologne

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German International Trade

  1. The Federal Republic of Germany is the second largest exporting country in the world (total imports from Germany correspond to those of France and Italy together), with its annual trade surplus of 160 billion euros
  2. The main German exports: machinery, vehicles, metals, chemical products, textiles, manufactures and food products
  3. The main German imports: machinery, foods, chemical products, textiles, vehicles and metals
  4. The largest German port is the Port of Hamburg
  5. With a total of 995 Billions Euros in export products, Germany obtained a surplus in its trade balance of 176 Billions Euros
  6. As a member of the European Union, Germany is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements: Canada, Mexico, South Korea, India, Central America, Chile, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia etc
  7. Germany controls 20% of the world's container ships (international maritime trade)

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Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor (Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Italy)

International Economic Relations of Germany

Germany is a member, among others, of...

  1. International Chamber of Commerce
  2. Inter-American Development Bank
  3. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  4. Asian Development Bank
  5. African Development Bank
  6. Islamic Development Bank
  7. International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)
  8. United Nations (UN)
  9. World Bank (WB)
  10. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  11. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  12. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  13. European Investment Bank (EIB)
  14. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  15. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  16. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
  17. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  18. Regional Cooperation Council
  19. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  20. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption (GRECO)
  21. Germany belongs to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since 1 January 1995.

At a regional level Germany is a founding member of the European Union (EU) and the European Council. As a member of the European Union, Germany is beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements.

Germany is an observer country of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation and the Central American Integration System (SICA)

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