Investment Guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany

well-established and proven foreign investment promotion scheme of the Federal Government. They hedge eligible German direct investments abroad against political risks that may occur. The promotion instrument contributes significantly to economic growth, as well as to safeguarding and creating Jobs.

The Federal Government has mandated PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft to manage this investment promotion scheme.

Information on other foreign trade promotion instruments of the Federal Government can be found at under the search term "Promotion of foreign trade and investment".

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Solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises

The investment guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany particularly support small and medium-sized enterprises with business activities abroad.


News & Publications

16. November 2022

Landmark Decision on the Investment Guarantee Scheme - now available online

02. November 2022

DIA-Report Nr. 41 - now available online (German version only)

30. September 2022

DIA-Report Nr. 40 - now available online (German version only)

29. September 2022

Recording of the webinar "Investing Safely in Northern Africa" available online

01. September 2022

DIA-Report Nr. 39 - now available online (German version only)

08. August 2022

Interim Report Investment Guarantees 2022 - now available

24. March 2022

Focus "Cover Stop for Russia and Belarus"

Please also note our new focus page on the coverage stop for Russia and Belarus.

The promotion scheme at a glance



Export Credit Guarantees (Hermes Cover) protect export transactions, in particular in difficult and high-risk markets, against a payment default for commercial / political reasons. 



Investment Guarantees protect direct investments of German companies in emerging markets and developing countries against political risks.               

     Raw materials


Untied Loan Guarantees support the external financing of raw materials projects abroad which are eligible for cover and secure the supply of the German industry with raw materials.

What are Investment Guarantees?

We explain it to you in a video | in only 2 minutes (German version only)



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