Economic Cooperation with Canada

Bilateral economic relations are good and free of complications. This is in no small part attributable to the work of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, which has its headquarters in Toronto, a branch office in Montreal. Canada and Germany experienced a stagnation of cooperation during the economic crisis (2008 – 2010) , but trade has picked up again. Canada is exporting raw materials, machines, vehicles and chemical products to Germany, which is one of its ten most important trade partners. In 2012, the export of German goods to Canada increased by 20%. Germany exported for instance vehicles, machines, electronic instruments and chemical products.
A Framework Agreement for Commercial and Economic Cooperation has been in force between the EU and Canada since 1976, an accord on cooperation in science and technology since 1995 and an air transport agreement since 2009. A comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA) has been decided upon in 2013.

A double taxation agreement that has been in place between Canada and Germany since 2002 is currently under review.

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Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce

The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, which has its head office in Toronto and a branch office in Montreal, strives to enhance bilateral economic relations. It is the primary contact for Canadian and German companies in search for new business opportunities across the Atlantic.

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German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research

The new German Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) is a base camp for German and Canadian researchers and business representatives who wish to explore North America or the European Union.

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The German State of Bavaria maintains an office in Montreal which offers support to Canadian companies wanting to develop strategic alliances and industrial collaborations with Bavarian counterparts or would like to settle in Bavaria.

Economic relations

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The website of Germany's Federal Foreign Office maintains an up-to-date assessment of the growing economic relations between Germany and Canada.

Embassy of Canada to Germany

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The Embassy of Canada to Germany maintains a website on commercial relations between the two countries, containing current statistical information and a list of resources.

German-Canadian Business Clubs of Germany

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are located in Berlin- Brandenburg, Frankfurt (am Main), Hamburg, Köln, Stuttgart and München. All share a special interest in business relations between companies in Germany and in Canada.