The race for the White House has begun and the outcome of the US Presidential Election in 2020 will have a global impact. This page provides an in-depth analysis of developments surrounding the US Election in November 2020 and its impact on transatlantic trade and business.


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Possible Biden Administration: Transatlantic Partnership Should Be Focus of Economic Recovery

AmCham Germany congratulates Joe Biden on being formally nominated as the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nominee.

Berlin, August 21, 2020 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (AmCham Germany) congratulates Joe Biden on being the 2020 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. The economic partnership between Germany and the US should be high up on the agenda of a possible Biden Administration.

“Rebuilding trust on both sides of the Atlantic is key for succesful transatlantic trade and the prosperity of the German and US societies,” says Frank Sportolari, President of AmCham Germany. The Corona pandemic and the economic crisis resulting from it can only be resolved with the strength of the transatlantic partnership. “The next US Administration should prioritize open and value-based transatlantic relations to help international businesses with their recovery,” says Sportolari.

In his acceptance speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden emphasized: “We’ll never get our economy back on track if we don’t deal with this virus.” Accordingly, a reliable and strategic plan to manage the Corona pandemic is needed so the transatlantic economy can overcome the impacts of the crisis.

“Developing plans for businesses to ensure future investment in the US and Germany protects free trade. Protectionist measures do not provide a solution,” says Frank Sportolari. The US economy has benefited from international trade and an open investment climate not least because of the US being the most important trading partner in Europe.

Download the press release in English here

Download the press release in German here


Information Hub

Our US Presidential Election Information Hub keeps you updated on the latest developments concerning the US Election and its impact on transatlantic business. Here, you’ll find results from surveys with our members on election developments, answers to frequently asked questions, information about events and reading recommendations. We’ll also provide you with the latest information about new activities at AmCham Germany, such as virtual events. 

*AmCham Germany is part of the virtual event series Road to Election Night & Beyond. Below you will find AmCham Germany and Road to Election Night events and the registration links for all the events in conncetion with the US Presidential Election 2020.


Insights Call Webinar | 2020 US Presidential Election Outlook

  • Date | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Speaker | former Senate Majority Leader Senator Tom Daschle

  • Host | The Daschle Group, a Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson

  • Register here.


Road to Election Night & Beyond | Knowing Each Other? Mutual Perceptions Across the Atlantic

  • Date| Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  • Speaker | Dr. Emily Haber, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States and John Emerson, Former Ambassador of the United States to Germany, Chairman of the American Council on Germany

  • Register here.


14th Transatlantic Business Conference (Virtual)

  • Date | November 12, 2020 (03:00 PM - 06:30 PM)

  • Panel 1 | US Election: What Can We Expect Now?

  • Panel 2 | The Road to Economic Recovery: The Transatlantic Partnership Post COVID-19

As part of its ongoing communications activities, AmCham Germany will be conducting frequent surveys among its members on the US Presidential Election 2020. The first member survey was conducted in September 2020.

Member Survey on the US before the Presidential Election - September 2020

Main takeaways:

  • According to survey participants, the next US Administration after the election should focus on free trade, healthcare, infrastructure and energy policy.
  • The majority of surveyed members believe that prospects for a transatlantic free trade agreement could improve under a possible Biden Administration.

Read our press release and view the entire survey results.