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 www.bmwk.de under the search term "Promotion of foreign trade and investment".
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.
01. September 2022
10. August 2022
Interim Report Investment Guarantees 2022 - now available
10. August 2022
23. June 2022
20. May 2022
Annual Report Investment Guarantees 2021 - now available
09. May 2022
28. February 2022
On Thursday, 24th February 2022, the Federal Government suspended the granting of investment guarantees to Russia and Belarus until further notice. On Saturday, 26th February 2022, an EU-wide ban on investment guarantees for Russia also came into force.
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.
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.