The Foreign Trade Association North Rhine-Westphalia, registered association [AHV NRW] is an amalgamation of companies from North Rhine-Westphalia, which operate in foreign trade. Our members include companies of all sizes and industries: Import and export trade, industry, banks and services. We support and advise our member companies in all questions relating to foreign trade: Without red tape, in a practical, discreet and reliable manner.

Since we, as a specialist association for foreign trade policies, promote the interests of the exporting and importing trade the members also include companies of a foreign origin, which would like to successfully develop the European market from North Westphalia.

AHV NRW Information:
AHV NRW Infoflyer / English (PDF)


Services for our members:

  • Individual foreign trade advice
  • Information concerning procurement and sales markets
  • Export credit insurance
  • Clarification of facts under export control law
  • Advice in customs and foreign trade law
  • Support in application proceedings

On a national level we are integrated with all players of the promotion of foreign trade throughout Europe through our NRW competence network foreign trade. We show commitment for the interests of our members with regard to foreign trade and economic policies on a regional, federal and EU level. Through our NRW competence network foreign trade we are affiliated nationwide with the Federal Association of the German Export Trade (BDEx), Federal Association of the Wholesale Trade, Services, Foreign Trade (BGA) as well as Eurocommerce (EuroCommerce).

Focuses of foreign trade policies:

  • Customs and foreign trade law
  • Export controls
  • Protection tools for trade policies
  • Tariff and non-tariff inhibitions to trade
  • Foreign trade financing
  • Promotion of foreign trade

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