Millions of Americans cast their vote on November 3, 2020, and Joe Biden has been projected the winner of the US Presidential Election 2020. This page provides an in-depth analysis of developments surrounding the US Election and the next US Administration's impact on transatlantic trade and business.


US Election 2020

Road to Election Night & Beyond: The Future of the Multilateral Order

On October 16, 2020 AmCham Germany co-hosted a webinar with Robert B. Zoellick, Former President of the World Bank, U.S. Trade Representative & U.S.…

US Election 2020

"Beyond the Campaign Trail: The Future of the American Presidency"

Virtual Discussion with David Frum from The Atlantic and Peter Baker from The New York Times

US Election 2020

"The test of our time will be to figure out how the political center can be stabilized"

Interview with Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Vice President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

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 with a second survey conducted shortly after the election in November 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.


Member Survey on the US after the Presidential Election - November 2020

Main takeaways:

  • The majority of surveyed members believe that the results of the US Election 2020 will have a positive impact on transatlantic business.
  • Almost all respondents believe that concrete policy changes will occur, including a recommitment to global climate goals, a COVID-19 economic stimulus plan and a reduction in trade barriers.
  • Over two-thirds of our members believe the election results will increase the attractiveness of the US as a business location.

Read our press release and view the entire survey results.