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Together with its partners, the Free State of Bavaria offers a wide range of support measures for the foreign trade activities of Bavarian companies. An overview of the range of services and all foreign trade partners can be found 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, because 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, special attention is paid 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 the foreign trade sector 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. For this purpose, one can find more detailed information on various possibilities on the pages:

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

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

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 in setting up 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 makes newcomers fit for foreign markets by providing individual advice and subsequent support for specific implementation measures. The "Start-up International" program provides Bavarian start-ups in particular with targeted assistance in opening up new foreign markets. The "Bavaria - Fit for Partnership" program brings foreign decision-makers to Bavaria and brings them together here directly with the know-how in Bavarian companies. The innovation vouchers are designed to quickly introduce small companies and craft enterprises from Bavaria to cooperation with foreign research institutions.
The LfA Förderbank Bayern supports Bavarian companies with financing assistance for foreign orders and investments abroad.

In the Topic Compass, you can 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 the risks are. In addition, you will find useful information on customs, such as how to process customs declarations quickly and online, as well as on law, taxes and security. In addition, the portal covers the topic of conduct abroad and other topics. After all, good preparation for the culture, values and people will make you more successful abroad.

In addition, the website provides an overview of the foreign trade partners in Bavaria who handle the various offers and links to you.


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