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China: Hamburg's number one trade partner

Hamburg Invest advises on sales' strategies, hedging trends in city with 550 Chinese firms

China was Germany’s largest trading partner in 2017 with a trade volume of over EUR 185 billion – more than half of which was in trade with Hamburg. Every third container in the Port of Hamburg comes from China or is destined for the country. The seventh “China Time” was held in Hamburg from September 1-26, 2018 with over 150 economic, political and cultural events.

Exchange and dialogue

As part of “China Time” on September 25, Hamburg Invest partnered by Volksbank Hamburg, OAV and DZ-Bank, advised 120 guests from Hamburg and all over Germany and China on bilateral sales’ strategies and hedging trends. “Hamburg continues to lead the way across Germany in terms of Chinese companies with over 550. We see great interest in 2018, especially among innovative technology carriers from China to establish themselves in Hamburg,” said Stefan Matz, Director International Investment at Hamburg Invest.

Hamburg Summit in November

The city is hosting the eighth “Hamburg Summit – China meets Europe” in late November. Organised by the Chamber of Commerce and seen as the leading European-Chinese economic event, the summit offers a platform for fair exchange and an opportunity to promote international relations. Chinese and European entrepreneurs have an opportunity to obtain first-hand information on current developments and expand their networks.

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