The German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK) is a German semi-governmental organization and member of the world-wide German Chambers Network located at 130 locations in 90 countries around the world. AHK promotes and supports trade relations between Germany and the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Iraq, and in particular supports German companies in building up and extending their business in the region.
The AHK is the first bilateral federal business organization as well as the first international institution on federal level which has been founded in the Gulf. In addition to its role as the official representation of the German Industry & Commerce on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany, AHK offers a range of activities such as business intelligence and consulting services for market entry, sourcing for business partnerships as well as trade fairs participation in the UAE and Germany. As a membership organization, AHK functions as an effective information and networking platform to support bilateral business relations through regular get-togethers, special events, committees and working groups.