Support for German enterprises’ activities abroad
The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany supports the activities abroad of German enterprises by means of its foreign trade and investment promotion scheme and thus helps to create a level playing field for them, contributes to job security and promotes exports, which are an important growth factor.
Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft (Euler Hermes) and PricewaterhouseCoopers Aktiengesellschaft Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (PwC) manage this promotion scheme and implement its support measures on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
This mandatary consortium is the direct contact for exporters and banks whenever an answer to questions relating to foreign trade and investment promotion is needed.
The promotion scheme at a glance
Export Credit Guarantees (Hermes Cover) protect export transactions, in particular in difficult and high-risk markets, against a payment default for commercial / political reasons.
Investment Guarantees protect direct investments of German companies in emerging markets and developing countries against political risks.
Untied Loan Guarantees support the external financing of raw materials projects abroad which are eligible for cover and secure the supply of the German industry with raw materials.
What are “state export credit guarantees”?
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Solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises
The Export Credit Guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany support in particular small and medium-sized enterprises in establishing trade relations with business partners abroad.
The main purpose of Hermes Cover is to provide protection against bad debt losses in connection with supplies to difficult and risky markets.
Besides, as a small or medium-sized enterprise you will also benefit from easier access to export finance.
Foreign business – yes, but on a safe basis
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Your way to buy "Made in Germany"
There are about 50,000 export-oriented companies in Germany offering:
- Highest quality standards and expertise
- Innovation combined with long-term experience and
- Trustful business partnerships.
The German industry landscape offers the broadest range of sectors in the world! For sure there are products and services “Made in Germany” that fit your business interests.
The Export Credit Guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany – also known as Hermes Cover - enable you to buy “Made in Germany”.