German Chamber of Commerce Abroad (AHK)
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The German Chambers of Commerce Abroad, AHKs, are located in all countries of particular interest for the German industry and commerce. Nowadays, AHKs are present in more than 80 countries in 120 locations worldwide, employing more than 1.400 people.
AHKs have three main functions in their locations abroad: They are:
- the official representation of the German industry and commerce
- member organization for companies
- services provider for companies
AHKs support the market interests of German companies in the host country. At the same time, they provide services to local companies which are involved in bilateral business. They are increasingly active in the marketing of Germany as a business location for interested companies in the host country.