AHK Saudi Arabia

German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) is part of the German Chamber Network. With 130 locations in 90 countries around the world, the members of the German Chamber Network (AHKs) offer their experience, connections and services to German and foreign companies. AHKs are located in all countries of particular importance to German companies.

Close Connection to Germany

AHKs are closely connected to the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany. Together, they support German companies with strengthening and extending their business relations to foreign countries.

The umbrella organization of the IHKs is the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), which also coordinates and supports the AHKs.

Furthermore, the cooperation with various German trade associations strengthens the link from AHKs to business and markets.

Three Tasks

AHKs fulfill three main tasks at their locations. They are:

1. Official Representation of German Companies

AHKs are the key players of German foreign business development on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. They represent German business interests in their countries and they inform about and promote Germany as a business location.

 2. Member Organizations

AHKs are member organizations for companies actively involved in bilateral business relations. These members give them the authority needed when interacting with politics, business and administration in terms of promoting bilateral business relations.

Due to the legal context in Saudi Arabia AHK Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen is not allowed to found a membership system yet.

 3. Service Providers to Companies

Under the brand “DEinternational” AHKs provide services to companies both from Germany and their host countries in order to support their foreign business activities.

German Desk in Dammam

January 2014 we stepped up our presence in Saudi Arabia through a second office - "German Desk" - in the Jubail Branch of the Asharqia Chamber of Commerce. The responsibility of the office is to represent the German economy in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia as well as in the Kingdom of Bahrain and to support the German companies in the region. Since May 2016 we moved our office to the headquater of the Asharqia Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dammam. The area of Jubail and Dammam is one of the biggest industrial centers in the Middle East and the center of the oil production as well as the petrochemical industry. It is well connected to neighboring Bahrain, logistically and economically.

Contact

Oliver Oehms

Delegate of German Industry & Commerce for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen

+966 92 000 5863 ext. 116
+966 11 403 1232
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