Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Viniculture

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Viniculture of the State of Rheinland-Pfalz deals with issues related to economic and regional structural policy. It contributes to the European Integration through cooperation with Central and Eastern European states. The competence of the Ministry also includes affairs of internal commerce and foreign economic relations.

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The KfW, Frankfurt, is one of the two federal developmental banks. It focuses on supporting small and medium-sized companies by providing long-term financing for their investments at low interest rates and with fixed terms. In addition, KfW offers loan programs for environmental protection and technology development. KfW also supports export and project financing and is active in the area of developmental aid.


KfW Bankengruppe

Palmengartenstraße 5-9
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main
Phone +49 69 7431-0
Fax +49 69 7431-2944

Hotline +49 1801 241124 

The German Business Portal ( is the central contact platform that steers all inquiries about Germany through the right channels. Our goal is to make Germany and its domestic market more transparent to foreign companies interested in Germany as a location for their businesses.

The website was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and is updated and expanded regularly. Here you can find practical information and relevant industry links in Germany. Through the GBP you can also access many government institutions, associations, Chambers of Industry and Commerce, embassies and international organizations that deal with Germany.

The German Business Portal gives you access to helpful information about Germany in the following areas: Market Entry, Business Sectors, Business Contacts, Work and Your stay in Germany. Interested companies can find here the answers to questions, like how to obtain a work permit or which import or tax regulations apply to their products. Just a few clicks are needed and companies can gain access to reliable information on any topic of interest concerning Germany.

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Standort Bonn
Villemombler Straße 76
53123 Bonn
T. +49 228 24993-0
F. +49 228 24993-212 

Germany Trade and Invest is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The organization promotes Germany as a business and technology location and supports companies based in Germany with global market information.

Furthermore Germany Trade and Invest informs and advises international companies setting up business in Germany and promotes the economic development of Germany's new federal states including Berlin.

Germany Trade and Invest provides up-to-the-minute foreign trade information to German-based businesses seeking to expand in international markets. A team of industry analysts spread across the globe compiles constantly updated country reports. Germany Trade and Invest's foreign trade division also provides the following services:

  • Market and industry reports
  • Business and tax law information
  • Customs and tariff conditions
  • International project notifications, calls for tender and business contacts
  • Practical business information
  • Trade


Germany Trade and Invest -
Gesellschaft für Außenwirtschaft und Standortmarketing mbH

Friedrichstraße 60
D-10117 Berlin
Phone +49 30 200099-0
Fax +49 30 200099-812

High-Tech Gruenderfonds invests in young, high potential high-tech start-ups. The seed financing provided is designed to enable start-ups to take an idea through prototyping and to market launch. Typically, High-Tech Gruenderfonds invests EUR 500,000 in the seed stage, with the potential for up to a total of EUR 2 million per portfolio company in follow-on financing. Investors in this public/private partnership include the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the KfW Banking Group, as well as strategic corporate investors including ALTANA, BASF, B. Braun, Robert Bosch, CEWE Color, Daimler, Deutsche Post DHL, Deutsche Telekom, Evonik, Lanxess, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, METRO, Qiagen, RWE Innogy, SAP, Tengelmann and Carl Zeiss. High-Tech Gruenderfonds has about EUR 573.5 million under management in two funds (EUR 272 million HTGF I, EUR 301.5 million HTGF II).


High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH

Schlegelstraße 2
D-53113 Bonn
Phone +49 228 823001-07
Fax +49 228 823000-50

Federico Thielemann

Kontaktstelle für die rheinland-pfälzische Wirtschaft in Argentinien
Cámara da Industria y Comercio Argentino-Alemana
Avenida Corrientes 327
C1043AAD Buenos Aires
Tel.: +54 11 52194025

Daniel Krutzinna

Kontaktstelle für die rheinland-pfälzische Wirtschaft in Weißrussland
ul. Chapaeva 3-330
Minsk, 2200034
Tel.: +375 447412412

Axel Serrano Geppert

Honorarkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Deutsch-Brasilianische Industrie- und Handelskammer,
Gov. Silvio Pedrosa, 306, apt. 1901 Ed. Portal da Enseada,
59014-100 Natal-RN
Phone: +55 84 32223595

Lars Grabenschröer

Deutsch-Brasilianische Industrie- und Handelskammer,
Rua Verbo Divino 1488, 04719-904 Sao Paulo
Phone: +55 11 51875107

Dietmar Sukop

Deutsch-Brasilianische Industrie- und Handelskammer,
Rua Castro Alves, 600 - Independência
Porto Alegre - RS
Tel.: +55 513222-5766

Nelli Tascheva

Kontaktstelle für die rheinland-pfälzische Wirtschaft in Bulgarien
c/o Tascheva & Partner
ul Marko Balabanov 4
1303 Sofia
Tel.: +359 2 9398960

Dr. Bing Zou

Business Representation of the German State of Rhineland-Palatinate in China
c/o German Industry & Commerce China – Qingdao office
B709 Fenghe Plaza, 12 Xianggang Zhonglu,
266071, Qingdao, China
Tel.: +86 532 8583 2660

Stefan Halusa


Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC)
Maker Tower 'E', 1st floor, Cuffe Parade
Mumbai (Bombay) 400005
Tel.: +91 22 66652-122

Dawood Nazirizadeh

Sonnenberger Str. 20
65193 Wiesbaden, Deutschland
Tel.: +49 611 949109-600

Thomas Beck


Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc.
480 University Avenue Suite 1500
Toronto, ON M5G 1V2
Tel.: +1 416 598-3355

Ronny Kamp

Deutsch-Israelische Industrie- und Handelskammer
Sharbat House 9th Fl., Kaufmann Straße 4
IL-6801296 Tel Aviv
Tel.: +972 3 680 6800

Dr. Silvio H. Abrats 

Kontaktstelle für die rheinland-pfälzische Wirtschaft in Lettland

Dunu iela, Kekavas novads,
Ramava, LV – 2111
Phone: +371 2963 1458

Johannes Hauser

Deutsch-Mexikanische Industrie- und Handelskammer
German Centre, Oficina 1-4-10
Av. Santa Fe 170, Lomas de Santa Fe
01210 México, D.F.
Tel.: +52 55 15005900

Susann El-Faksch


German Industry and Commerce Office Oman
Delegiertenbüro der Deutschen Wirtschaft Oman
P.O.Box 750,
P.C. 111 Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Tel.: +968 24902244

Jacek Rogula

Wirtschaftsbüro Rheinland-Pfalz
Biuro Nadrenii-Palatynatu
ul. Ozimska 48
45368 Opole, Polen
Tel.: +48 77 5449220

Dr. Przemyslaw Lebzuch

Vertretung der Woiwodschaft Oppeln in Mainz
Große Bleiche 60-62
55116 Mainz, Deutschland
Tel.: +49 61131 3295737

Marek Goralczyk

Kontaktstelle für die rheinland-pfälzische Wirtschaft in Polen
Berag Sp. Z.o.o., ul Sabaly 3,
02-174 Warszawa, Polen
Tel.: +48 52 3404538

Aline Kwizera

Partnerchip Rhineland-Palatinate/Rwanda
Coordination Office Kigali
KG 5 Avenue 56, Kacyiru
Boite Postale 821
Kigali, Rwanda
Tel.: +250 252-573618

Cristian Muntean

Kontaktstelle für die rheinland-pfälzische Wirtschaft in Rumänien
c/o SC Heribert Consulting SRL
str. Paul Chinezu Nr. 2
300048 Timisoara, Rumänien
Tel.: +40 256 201789

Dr. Alexander Frolov 

Kontaktstelle für die rheinland-pfälzische Wirtschaft in der Russischen Föderation
ul. Mamina-Sibirjaka 52,
620275 Jekaterinburg
Russische Föderation
Tel.: +7 902 2652969

Dirk Besserer


Kontaktstelle für die rheinland-pfälzische Wirtschaft in der Russischen Föderation
c/o Scio Media (GmbH)
Slawianskij Bulwar 5, Korpus 1/225
121352 Moskau
Russische Föderation
Tel.: +7 495 9304581

Boris M. Milisavljevic

Kontaktstelle für die rheinland-pfälzische Wirtschaft in Serbien, Montenegro, Mazedonien, Bosnien und Herzegowina
An der Goldgrube 2a
55131 Mainz, Deutschland
Tel.: +49 151 12285678

Zdenek Lochmann

Kontaktstelle für die rheinland-pfälzische Wirtschaft in Tschechien
Lamachstraße 43
66894 Wiesbach, Deutschland
Tel.: +49 6337 8930

Stefanie Ziska

German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.
1170 Howell Mill Rd., Suite 300,
Atlanta, GA 30318
Tel.: +1 404 5866815

Kristian Wolf

German American Chamber of Commerce Inc.,
Office of the Western United States,
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 2050
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel.: +1 415 2481241

Aimee (Thuy My) Phan

Wirtschaftsrepräsentanz des Bundeslandes Rheinland-Pfalz in Vietnam
Deutsches Haus HCMC – German Business Incubator VN
4th Floor, 33 Le Duan Blvd, Dist. 1,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel.: +84 28 3622 2819
Mobil: +84 931 345485