Investment Guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany

well-established and proven foreign investment promotion scheme of the Federal Government. They hedge eligible German direct investments abroad against political risks that may occur. The promotion instrument contributes significantly to economic growth, as well as to safeguarding and creating Jobs.

The Federal Government has mandated PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft to manage this investment promotion scheme.

Information on other foreign trade promotion instruments of the Federal Government can be found at www.bmwi.de under the search term "Promotion of foreign trade and investment".

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Solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises

The investment guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany particularly support small and medium-sized enterprises with business activities abroad.

News

20. May 2022

Annual Report Investment Guarantees 2021 - now available

28. February 2022

Off cover for Russia and Belarus

On Thursday, 24th February 2022, the Federal Government suspended the granting of investment guarantees to Russia and Belarus until further notice. On Saturday, 26th February 2022, an EU-wide ban on investment guarantees for Russia also came into force.

28. February 2022

DIA-Report Nr. 33 (German Version only) - now available

06. December 2021

DIA-Report Nr. 32 (German Version only)

14. September 2021

DIA-Report Nr. 31 (German Version only)

30. JULy 2021

DIA-Report Nr. 30 (German Version only)

The promotion scheme at a glance

     Exports

 

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

     Investments

 

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

     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.

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