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 GmbH 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

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Export Credit Guarantees (Hermes Cover) protect export transactions, in particular in difficult and high-risk markets, against a payment default for commercial / political reasons. 

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Investment Guarantees protect direct investments of German companies in emerging markets and developing countries against political risks.               

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Raw materials

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”?

We will explain that to you in just two minutes

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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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Start of the myAGA trial period!

myAGA will be the customer portal for exporters, banks and investors. Submitting applications, reporting losses or sharing documents with us in a simple way: These features and many more will be made available to you on the myAGA customer portal in the months to come.
We are still at the beginning but we would like to invite you to test the first apps “Entschädigungsantrag APG and APG-light” (application for indemnification under Wholeturnover Policies) for Export Credit Guarantees together with us. Are you interested? Please phone us or write an email!

+49 40 88 34-91 89

Quick Links

Application forms

Direct access to the application forms  


Start page and calling the APG-Online application 

Cost calculation

Calculating premiums and fees (Excel)

Focus Iran

Learning everything that is important for business with Iran


Looking for contacts for all three support instruments

IMC meeting dates

Information on the IMC and overview over the meeting dates


Overview over the country policy decisions (all instruments)

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”.