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Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin
Telephone +49 30 203120
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Germany has the largest economy in the European Union and the fourth largest in the world. Germany is Canada's eighth-largest export market and ranks fourth among Canada's suppliers. Canada's bilateral trade with Germany has grown considerably since German reunification: Canadian imports from Germany rose from $3.8 billion in 1990 to $15.4 billion in 2013, while Canadian exports rose from $2.2 billion in 1990 to nearly $3.5 billion in 2013.

With estimated assets of $11.7 billion in 2012, Germany is the tenth largest foreign direct investor in Canada. At the same time, Canadian firms hold $7.4 billion in assets in Germany. Most multinational German companies are represented in Canada, including such well- known names as Bayer, BASF, Siemens, Daimler, Mannesmann and Thyssen-Krupp. The majority of the eight-hundred German subsidiaries in Canada, however, are medium-sized (Mittelstand) firms, with 1,500 locations throughout the country. Many Canadian companies have holdings in Germany, to take advantage of market opportunities there and in surrounding countries. Notable investors include Rio Tinto Alcan, Research in Motion, CAE Electronics, Bombardier, Pratt and Whitney, Trizec Hahn and Magna.

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Political Relations

Canada and Germany are like-minded partners, and work together closely in regional and international organizations, such as the UN and the OSCE, to champion common values and interests in areas such as human rights, democracy and the rule of law, international peace and security, disarmament and non-proliferation, and aid effectiveness.

As longtime members of NATO, both countries cooperate closely on security and defence issues.  The Canadian Forces maintain a small national support unit in Germany, and military personnel are assigned to a number of NATO organizations within Germany. Both Canada and Germany have been strong contributors to The Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, in the Baltic States, and to ongoing reconstruction and development in Afghanistan. Canadian and German civilian police peacekeepers have worked side by side in Afghanistan and Kosovo. The two countries also collaborate in promoting peace, human rights and democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Canada and Germany have cooperated closely in the fight against terrorism, on Ukraine, and the establishment of the International Criminal Court.

Germany and Canada are also members of the IAEA, G7/G20, OECD and WTO. Germany is a permanent observer in the OAS and on the Arctic Council. Both countries share a longstanding partnership in the Arctic; German experts regularly visit the Canadian Arctic to pursue science and research projects.

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Cultural Relations

Canada and Germany cultivate an active cultural exchange. Many Canadian artists became an integral part of German cultural life and German artists are active in Canada.

Canadian visual artists are represented in major art museums and galleries. Canadian Dance companies are well established and German theatres produce Canadian drama. Canadian classical musicians are represented in concert series and popular musicians enjoy a huge followership in Germany. German readers are very fond of Canadian litrerature. More than 1,600 Canadian titles are listed in the Bibliography of Canadian authors in German translation. There are numerous coproductions between Canadian and German film companies. Young filmmakers participate in German film festivals such as the Berlinale.

A cultural agreement between Canada and Germany was signed in 1975.

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Academic Relations

The Canadian government promotes the study of Canada abroad and the mobility of students and researchers to come to Canada.

The Association for Canadian Studies in German speaking countries (GKS) is the third largest Canadian Studies Association worldwide (after the USA and India). The annual GKS meeting takes place every February in Grainau (near Munich). There are 23 Canadian Studies Centres in Germany and Austria. Canadian Studies are also taught at Swiss universities. Altogether, there are more than 400 exchange programs between German and Canadian institutions of higher education. In June 2006, Canada and Germany signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strenghten youth exchanges between the two countries and ease administrative procedures.

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The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) provides its clients with practical advice on foreign markets and on-the-ground intelligence to help them make better, more timely and cost-effective decisions in order to achieve their goals abroad.

Trade commissioners offer services across a wide range of trade sectors, to those members of the Canadian business community who contribute to Canada's economic growth, have a demonstrated capacity for internationalization and have good potential to add value to the Canadian economy.

The Trade Commissioner Service promotes Canada's economic interests in global markets, by engaging in a range of activities (see TCS business lines), including:

  • contributing to export market development
  • conducting advocacy and foreign market access activities
  • understanding and analyzing trade policy
  • attracting foreign investment to Canada
  • developing a network of international business contacts
  • identifying and communicating business leads
  • fostering strategic alliances
  • linking Canadian businesses to global value chains
  • supporting licensing and venture capital linkages
  • promoting joint-venture partnering and foreign equity investment
  • facilitating R&D collaboration and technology transfer
  • promoting corporate social responsibility
  • facilitating Canadian direct investment abroad

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