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German Industrial Strategy: exporting industry to Germany

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has published a document entitled “National Industrial Strategy 2030 – Strategic Guidelines for a German and European Industrial Policy”, which contains the draft of a national and European industrial strategy and explains in more detail domestic and global key industrial sectors.

Objective:

The superior objective of this strategy is to work with economic stakeholders to help securing and regaining economic and technological excellence, competitiveness and industrial leadership at national, European and global levels in all relevant areas. This is the prerequisite for the economic performance of Germany collectively and thus its jobs and the prosperity of its citizens can be secured and expanded in the long term.

Central goals:

  • Gradual expansion of industry’s share in gross value added from 23% to 25% in Germany and 20% in the European Union by 2030
  • This goal should be achieved market economical, private economical, self-responsible and if possible, without state action. In exceptional cases, action by the state may be justified or even necessary if serious disadvantages for one’s national economy and welfare can be avoided.
  • There should be achieve a contributing to the emergence of a Global Social Market Economy that can lead to more market and prosperity for all in the long term.

 

Central fields of action:

A central field of action of the “National Industrial Strategy 2030” is the strengthening of key technologies, such as digitization, artificial intelligence and battery cell production. Only those who have the new technologies and control them, can compete their position with the competition on the global markets permanently.

Other fields of action:

  • Strengthening the industrial middle class
  • The mobilization of more venture capital for hazardous investments
  • Advocacy for open markets, strengthening of multilateralism (including modernization of the WTO) and for internationally comparable general conditions (“level playing field”)
  • The promotion and preservation of technological sovereignty
  • Improving the basic conditions (e.g. energy prices, taxes and social contributions)
  • The review of state aid and competition law

Key industrial areas where Germany is leading till today and still leading:

  • Steel, copper and aluminum industries
  • Chemical industry
  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Automotive industry
  • Optical industry
  • Medical device industry
  • GreenTech sector
  • Defence industry
  • Aerospace industry
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)

At International Team Consulting we have developed an important know-how in the industrial sector, supporting since 1995 hundreds of Spanish, French, German, English, American, Moroccan, Italian and Portuguese industrial companies in their export processes to international markets. Contact our international trade consultancy for more information regarding our outsourcing and sales outsourcing services for industrial companies in international markets.

Organic Products in the United States

2018 was an exceptional growth year for the United States’ sales of organic foods. Despite the fact that organic products have existed in the canned foods and ready to eat industry for decades, their presence in the market has remarkably increased in the past few years. Considering the stable increment in sales volume that this type of canned products has experienced in the organic sector, they have left behind the category of young movement and are now claiming their own niche in the sector.

Key notes:

  • In the United States the sales revenue of the organic sector, surpassed 50 billion dollars in 2018; around 42% of global consumption. Sales volume keeps increasing at a historic rate of 4% annually and shows no signs of stopping.
  • The sales of Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) category also experienced a great increment of almost 9% in 2018, overtaking the 21billion dollar turnover of the previous year.
  • Research estimates point to a possible doubling of organic products’ sales in the years 2020 -2025.
Estimate projection of the total invoicing volume of organic products for the 2020-2025 period. In 2018 the sales of organic products exceeded 50.000 million USD and it is predicted that sales will reach 135 billion USD in revenue by 2025.

Estimate projection of the total invoicing volume of organic products for the 2020-2025 period. In 2018 the sales of organic products exceeded 50.000 million USD and it is predicted that sales will reach 135 billion USD in revenue by 2025.

  • A recent survey conducted by the company Earthbound farm, pointed out that Millennials and Hispanics are the main demographic groups that participate in the organic products market.
  • On their behalf, the U.S Department of Agriculture published on February 11th 2019 a report titled; U.S Organic food Exporters Set to Double Sales to EU, revealing the expectations they have for their producers this year. This article also anticipated that the sales to the EU-28 of their products will double the figures reached in the previous tax year.
  • Finally, given the thirst for organic products in the US market and the promising growth prospects of this sector; the next edition of BIOFACH ANERICA – Baltimore 12-14 Sept. 2019 – Presents an excellent opportunity to get to know the US organic niche more closely.

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Our consultancy firm is specialized in opening markets in the United States through our U.S and other international offices. The ecological food industry represents a unique opportunity for all organic food producers. If you wish to export your products to the United States do not hesitate to contact us.

Júlia Farré: jfarre@int-team.com

 

USA Partnership

For the past 20 years, International Team Consulting has been committed to empowering our clients to achieve their business goals, providing practical services and professional assistance to reach their overseas objectives, while applying our extensive experience and knowledgeable counsel with proven results.

Now, we are proudly announcing our partnership with Santiago Lopez-Guix, our long-time collaborator for the U.S. market and a key ally in the development of transatlantic projects.

For the nearly 50 million SMEs in the United States and Europe, the core challenges are well defined: In a globalized economy, the ability of companies to reach out to consumers, discover new business opportunities and bring their products and services to markets across geographies is often essential to success and driving brand growth.

 In our commitment to deliver world-class services to assist companies with their Internationalization Plans, participate in Trade Missions or International Buyer Program, have access to RFBs, organize a Trade Fair, perform a Market Research and other overseas projects, we are confident that the expansion of our existing network offers a strategic advantage to the services we provide.

Based out of Nashville (TN), Santiago manages of our U.S. Office of Business Liaison. He is responsible for shaping the strategy and vision for IT·C’s presence in the U.S., including working with our network of partners in other offices around the globe to focus on action-oriented, enduring and repeatable results for our clients.

 Our location in Nashville provides us with privileged presence in the Health Care Industry Capital of the U.S., at the centerstage of an industry that comprises Pharmaceutical Products, Optics and Medical Instruments, 2 of the top 5 top export & imports categories (2-digit HS) of goods traded between the U.S. and the European Union (See also, Health IT by The Brooking Institution).

 Neighboring Memphis, was named nation’s No. 1 logistics hub in 2011 and, since then, is also known as The Logistic Hub of America, for its unparalleled logistics infrastructure and intermodal advantages. While playing a principal role in foreign trade, Memphis offers opportunities for infrastructure developers and services related to logistics sector.

 More so, our central geographical location also strengthens our capability to manage inbound and outbound projects with greater flexibility across the nation.

 Our European offices in Barcelona, Paris and Berlin are instrumental in providing a streamline workflow and efficient communications, valuable to our transatlantic services while offering genuine benefits to European and American companies alike. Our team of expert consultants has over 30 years’ experience managing export departments and developing international business for private companies and public bodies.

 As part as our transcontinental outreach, our global network of offices, such as Sao Paolo ‘s operating as our foothold in the Latin American region. And a well-established network of partners complements our overseas operations, with hands-on experience in the North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria) and Senegal, as well as, Russia China and India. All throughout of network, our team of consultants comprises multilingual experts in very diverse and wide-ranging industries.

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