CGCIC was founded in Montreal in 1968 and as a highly specialized service provider has been supporting German and Canadian companies in almost all areas of international trade for over 50 years.
Today, CGCIC is based in Toronto and brings together some 300 member companies to form the strongest German Canadian business network. At the same time CGCIC is the official representative and official voice of the German industry in Canada.
With over 130 offices in 90 countries worldwide, German Chambers of Commerce Abroad offer their experience, contacts and services to German and foreign companies. They are located in all countries that are of particular interest to the German economy
At their worldwide locations, German Chambers of Commerce Abroad fulfill three core functions:
In Germany, the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad are closely integrated into the network of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs). Together, IHKs and AHKs support German companies in establishing and expanding their business relations with foreign countries. German Chambers of Commerce Abroad also work closely with German trade associations and government agencies, such as ministries at both federal and state level. Based on a resolution of the German Bundestag, they are subsidized by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy