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Public and Corporate Affairs

AmCham Germany's public and corporate affairs revolve around the activities of our Policy Committees and specialized Working Groups.

Policy Committees constitute AmCham Germany's forum for discussing and defining policy recommendations on critical business issues and foster dialogue between AmCham Germany member companies and decision-makers from politics, business and civil society in Germany, the US and Brussels. Position statements and press releases are developed in order to deliver members' opinions to the public and policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders.

With our member's engagement and expertise, AmCham Germany is an effective voice in communicating policy issues that matter most to our member companies. 

Structure and Organization of Committees

All Corporate Members with a revenue of more than 25 Mio p.a. are welcome to participate in AmCham Germany's Policy Committees. Committee Members receive frequent e-mail updates on Committee activities, position papers, and meetings. Members are expected to be active, delivering their input on the issues that matter most to them. 

If you are interested in engaging in one of our a Policy Committees, please contact us. You may find an overview of the current Policy Committee topics as well as contact details of the responsible AmCham Germany staff below.

PDF Overview of AmCham Germany's Policy Committees (March 2015)


Position Paper for the European Elections 2014

The Policy Committees of AmCham Germany have published a position paper " PDF Europe 2014 and beyond: Towards smart and sustainable economic growth". 

A clear and ambitious roadmap for the coming five years and beyond is needed. It should include:

  • The succesful completion of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP);
  • A comprehensive TTIP agreement should go hand in hand with a renewed Invest in Europe strategy;
  • A competitive Energy and Climate Policy based on a reliable and coherent framework;
  • A Research and Innovation friendly environment as crucial driver of new jobs and growth;
  • It will be further stimulated by the EU's Digital Agenda for Europe;
  • and an improvement of labor market flexibility and employee mobility.

Position Papers in the Election Year 2013

In the election year 2013, AmCham Germany has published various position papers on the following topics:

  • Herausforderungen der Gesundheitsversorgung - Positionen der Gesundheitswirtschaft (Business of Healthcare Committe) (PDF)
  • Unsere Empfehlungen für Wirtschaftswachstum in Deutschland (AmCham Germany) (PDF)

  • 10 Punkte für einen beschäftigungsfreundlichen Arbeitsmarkt
    (Social and Labor Affairs Committee) (PDF)
  • Beitrag der Amerikanischen Handelskammer in Deutschland zur Energiewende (Sustainability Committee) (PDF)
  • Wachstumsfreundliche Fortentwicklung des Steuerrechts
    (Tax Committee) (PDF)
  • Transatlantische Handels- und Investment Partnerschaft in greifbarer Nähe (AmCham Germany) (PDF)
  • Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften wettbewerbsfähig gestalten
    (Corporate Responsibility Committee) (PDF)
  • TIM Milestones - Weichenstellungen für den IT-Standort Deutschland  (TIM Committee) (PDF)


Executive Summary of all published position papers:

  • Weichenstellungen für einen wettbewerbsfähigen Standort Deutschland - Wirtschaftspolitische Handlungsempfehlungen (AmCham Germany) (PDF)

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