US Administration Information Desk

New US Administration Info Desk

AmCham Germany's US Administration Information Desk provides relevant and up-to-date information regarding the transatlantic policy objectives, economic initiatives and cabinet members of the current administration. In addition, our Information Desk highlights AmCham Germany's position on current political developments in the US via relevant press releases, statements and media interviews.


January 16, 2018:

November 17, 2017:

June 2, 2017:

January 27, 2017:

January 20, 2017:

November 9, 2016:


Fox Business, May 31, 2017:

Inforadio rbb, April 27, 2017:

Reuters, March 17, 2017:

Deutschlandfunk, March 17, 2017:

F.A.S., February 12, 2017:

Tagesschau, February 9, 2017:

ARD-Morgenmagazin, February 7, 2017:

Hessenschau, February 5, 2017:

Süddeutsche Zeitung, February 1, 2017:

Produktion, January 30, 2017:

Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, January 21, 2017:

Mannheimer Morgen/, January 20, 2017:

Börse Online, January 17, 2017:

Reuters, January 17, 2017:

Frankfurter Allgemeine Rhein-Main-Zeitung, January 14, 2017:

Handelsblatt, November 17, 2016:

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, November 10, 2016:

n-tv, Telebörse, November 10, 2016:

Bild/dpa-AFX, November 9, 2016:

Deutschlandfunk, November 8, 2016:


  • New York Times, Donald Trump Administration (Link)



The following is a list of nominees and/or appointees for positions in the incoming administration that will be responsible for economic and trade policy under Donald Trump. Links serve an informational purpose and do not represent official policy endorsements.


US Secretary of the Treasury: Steven Mnuchin


US Secretary of Commerce: Wilbur Ross


US Secretary of Energy: Rick Perry


Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency: Scott Pruitt


US Trade Representative: Robert Lighthizer


Head of the Small Business Association: Linda McMahon


Head of the National Trade Council: Peter Navarro

The Office of the United States Trade Representative Releases President Trump's 2017 Trade Policy Agenda

On 1 March, 2017, the USTR released its Annual Report 2017, outlining the U.S. Administration's Trade Policy. Read full report

Trade Deficit:

US Chamber of Commerce, J.D. Foster, February 28, 2017: Getting Real with International Trade

US Chamber of Commerce, John Murphy, February 14, 2017: Five Ways to Think About the Trade Deficit

GOP Health Care Overhaul:

American Health Care Act (Link)

New York Times, March 9, 2017: After Halting Start, Trump Plunges Into Effort to Repeal Health Law

Speeches from the MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE 2017:

Speech by German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, February 17, 2017 (in German)

Speech by U.S. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, February 17, 2017

Speech by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, February 18, 2017 (in German)

Speech by U.S. Vice President Micheal R. Pence, February 18, 2017


Selected Press Reports and Analyses on the Munich Security Conference 2017:


Analysis by Kurt Volker: "Transatlantic Ties Rest on Europe's Shoulders"

Kurt Volker, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and Executive Director of the McCain Institute on the future role of Europe in NATO and the transatlantic partnership. Read full article

Information on visa issuances after U.S. Presidential Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017 (source: U.S. State Department)

Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda signed by President Trump:

Presidential Actions to date (source: The White House)

Inauguration Speech: German and English Transcripts

Washington, January 20, 2017: "Die Trump-Rede im Wortlaut" (Source:

Washington, January 20, 2017: "Trump inauguration: Full text of new president's speech" (Source: BBC News)

Trump's Campaign 7 Point Trade Plan:

Donald J. Trump's 7 Point Plan To Rebuild the American Economy by Fighting for Free Trade (based on Donald Trump's address "Declaring American Economic Independence", June 28, 2016

Press Conference Donald Trump:

New York, January 11, 2017: Video and Full Transcript (Source: The New York Times)

Farewell Address President Obama:

Chicago, January 10, 2017: Video and Full Transcript (Source: The White House)

US Economy:

The Washington Post, January 10, 2017:

Press Inquiries

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Your AmCham Germany Communications Team

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