Holding our own in global competition

Foreign trade consulting

We support small and medium-sized enterprises in taking a step onto the international stage outside Europe and investigate the opportunities and risks in advance. We compile information on the target markets, conduct market research and provide important information on legal and security issues. We provide information on technological developments in the target countries and support the establishment of joint ventures or networking with other companies.  

Your advantages:     

  • Objective advice on target markets, as WTSH is a non-profit organisation
  • Cross-industry know-how
  • Established local networks and structures in the target countries

Your contacts

Hauke Brauer
Director of International Services
Phone: +49 431 66 66 6 - 8 30
Jennifer Hentzschel
Assistant of International Services
Phone: +49 431 66 66 6 - 827
Christian Decker
Head Foreign Trade Consultancy
Phone: +49 431 66 66 6 - 837
Kristin Asmussen
Foreign Trade Consultant
Phone: +49 431 66 66 6 - 864
Maike Labs
Foreign Trade Consultant
Phone: +49 431 66 66 6 - 838
Bernd Schlegel
Foreign Trade Consultant
Phone: +49 431 66 66 6 - 863

China - superlative growth market

With a gross domestic product of USD 14 billion, China ranks among the top countries internationally. The economy continues to develop in a positive direction - especially in Zhejiang Province, which has a population of 55 million and maintains a close partnership with Schleswig-Holstein.

Christian Decker
Christian Decker
Team Leader in Foreign Trade Consulting
"China has long lagged in the development of innovations. This has changed greatly in recent years, mainly due to a pronounced entrepreneurship and government support for start-ups in China, which is unique in the world."

India - market with great prospects

A market on the rise: India. With an economic growth of around eight percent in recent years, the world's most populous democracy is one of the fastest growing economies. The proportion of young people is above average, and the middle class is experiencing astonishing growth. In short, the future belongs to the Indian market.

 Dr. Dietrich Kebschull
Dr. Dietrich Kebschull
WTSH Representative in India
India already has several hundred thousand small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking collaboration. The flow of German and European investments into these companies has been rather modest so far - despite enormous opportunities. India accommodates the SMEs, for example through "Ease of Doing Business" in the administrative sector. Since the partners in India are typically masters in the difficult field of sales and distribution, and above all are looking for access to know-how, the prospects for sales by Schleswig-Holstein companies and for production in South Asia are very good – or in Indian terms: "The sky is the limit."

USA - High-Tech Centre Silicon Valley

Speed, agility and a strong network are of the essence here. While companies in other countries often adhere to their own concerns and work on their own top-secret innovations, the founders located in Silicon Valley are much more open. The exchange of ideas, know-how and contacts is a natural process for them, with quite an impact: Silicon Valley alone is home to 24 unicorns, i. e. start-ups worth more than $1 billion. 

Tim Ole Jöhnk
Tim Ole Jöhnk
Office Manager of Northern Germany Innovation
"This typical mindset that’s always talked about: Curiosity, risk-taking, delusions of grandeur, collaboration and hard work. Every founder has the next big idea, every founder believes that he or she will change the market - just as it has been done before. 99.9 percent will fail, but that doesn't bother anyone. The 0.1 percent that actually make a difference will then contribute back to this phenomenon called Silicon Valley."

The Northern Germany Innovation Office Schleswig-Holstein - Hamburg - Bremen (NGIO) is the contact point for medium-sized companies seeking access to one of the world's most innovative locations. The NGIO provides access to Silicon Valley for medium-sized companies from Northern Germany.

Northern Germany Innovation Office

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