Germany is Scotland’s fourth largest export market. Scottish exports of goods and services (excluding oil and gas) to Germany were estimated to be worth £2,485 million in 2018.

Why Germany?
  • Germany has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of more than €3 trillion. This makes it the largest economy in Europe and the fourth strongest economy in the world
  • It’s a similar market to the UK with similar business risks and requirements
  • It hosts 65% of the world’s international trade fairs
  • English is widely spoken and accepted as a business language
  • Easy access to Eastern Europe

The World Bank rates Germany as the 24th easiest country in the world to do business with.

Germany’s a good place to do business with because it:
  • is the largest economy in Europe
  • has a good business culture
  • has a stable economy
  • is open to new ideas for products and services

It is also a good place for Scottish businesses to export to because:
  • There potential to grow your business over a long time
  • People and businesses look to buy similar things as in the UK
  • UK brands are trusted there
  • It has a high standard of living, so people have money to spend

The top 5 Scottish export sectors to Germany are:
  • Technology, Digital and Media
  • Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Food and Drink
  • Life Sciences

Key sectors for this mission include:
  • Food & Drink
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Life sciences
  • Creative and digital service
  • Professional services and consulting
  • Education

As part of this mission, you will take part in a virtual market awareness session with experts in market as well as two b2b meetings organised by our consultant UMI based on your requirements. If you are interested in joining this trade mission to Germany on 23rd February 22 then complete the application form and send  to the international team: by Friday 2nd December.

If you are short-listed for this mission then a £50/£75 non-refundable registration fee is applicable.  




Start: 23/02/2023
End: 23/02/2023


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