International Machinery

US Chamber of Commerce to Help Companies Access German Market
January 12, 2005

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) have established a free service-DIN INFO-POINT-that gives U.S. exporters, including machinery manufacturers, access to DIN product standards affecting their ability to sell in Germany and the European Union (EU) dramatically. For U.S. exporters, Germany is the largest single market in the 25-country European Union with machinery export sales of $3 billion in 2003. These exports represented 11 percent of the $26.5 billion in U.S. manufactured merchandise exports to Germany in 2003. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce points out that American companies interested in exporting products to Germany