Foreign trade; information portal

Together with its partners, the Free State of Bavaria offers a wide range of support measures for the foreign trade activities of Bavarian companies. You can find an overview of what is on offer and all foreign trade partners on the Internet at


Together with its partners, the Free State of Bavaria offers a wide range of support measures for the foreign trade activities of Bavarian companies, as Bavaria's leading position in international business secures jobs, growth and prosperity in Bavaria. In addition to the established markets of Europe and North America, the support measures pay particular attention to the growth markets in the Far East, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. An overview of the entire range of support offered by all partners in foreign trade in Bavaria can be found on the Internet under one roof at

The website leads to the relevant support offers for the various phases of a company's internationalization. You can find more detailed information on various options on the pages:

With the trade fair promotion program under the umbrella of the Bavarian joint stand, small and medium-sized companies can present themselves at around 50 foreign trade fairs in around 30 countries and thus make contacts. This programme is organized by Bayern International, a subsidiary of the Free State of Bavaria.

The delegation trips with and without political accompaniment that the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs undertakes to certain regions serve as a door opener. The business trips organized by Bayern International also offer the opportunity to get to know the local economic situation, make contacts and initiate business.

Finally, the foreign representative offices of the Free State of Bavaria offer contacts all over the world. The Bavarian representatives provide advice, information and support in opening up new export markets or establishing and expanding sales structures abroad. An overview and links to the websites of the Bavarian foreign representative offices can be found at
The "Go International" program prepares newcomers for foreign markets through individual advice and the subsequent promotion of specific implementation measures. The " Bavaria - Fit for Partnership" program brings foreign decision-makers to Bavaria and connects them directly with the know-how in Bavarian companies. The innovation vouchers are intended to quickly introduce small companies and craft businesses from Bavaria to cooperation with foreign research institutions.
The LfA Förderbank Bayern supports Bavarian companies with financial aid for foreign orders and investments abroad.

In the topic compass, you will find tips and background information on important markets under country information. You can also find out what you need to bear in mind when financing foreign business and what risks exist. You will also find useful information on customs duties, such as how to complete customs declarations quickly and online, as well as on legal matters, taxes and security. The portal also deals with behavior abroad and other topics. After all, good preparation for the culture, values and people will make you more successful abroad.

The website also provides an overview of the foreign trade partners in Bavaria who handle the various offers and links to them.


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