Ambassador Kirk Meets with German Minister Rainer Bruederle
Ambassador Kirk met with German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Rainer Bruederle this afternoon to discuss U.S.-German bilateral and U.S.-EU trade relations. Ambassador Kirk and Minister Bruederle are working together to remove barriers to exports and create new opportunities for transatlantic commerce that support well-paying jobs here at home.
Germany is the United States' fifth largest single-country trading partner with $152 billion in total two way goods trade during 2008. The U.S. economic relationship with the EU is the largest and most complex in the world, generating trade and investment flows of about $2.7 billion a day and supporting 14 million jobs. Visit the European Union page for more information on U.S.-EU trade.