Trade between Germany and China has been growing continuously over the past years. In 2017, the bilateral trade volume reached a total of 187 billion euros. For the second year in a row, China was Germany's most important trading partner worldwide. China pursues a comprehensive agenda of rapid industrial and economic development. The digitalization and automation of the Chinese economy is actively being accelerated by government-supported measures and rapid advancements of the regulatory framework. Numerous technical barriers influence trade between Germany and China and impede participation of the German industry in high-tech and innovative sectors. These technical barriers to trade should be removed to further strengthen trade between both countries. Bilateral cooperation on a well-functioning and coherent quality infrastructure plays a vital role in safeguarding and improving the quality of traded goods. Key industries include IT and communications, mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry, electrical engineering and consumer products.
Political partners on the Chinese side are the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFCOM), among others.
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Head of Country Component China
Sino-German Quality Infrastructure Project
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Tayuan Diplomatic Office Building
No. 14, Liangmahe Nanlu, Chaoyang District
100600 Beijing, PR China
Phone: +86 10 85 32 47 58