The German American Trade Association

– A not for Profit Organization –

The German American Trade Association (GATA) is a not-for-profit organization that was formed in 2003 by a group of German Industry Associations. GATA’s objective is to facilitate entry to the U.S. market for new companies and provide comprehensive risk management protection for German-Speaking companies with existing U.S. business. For all companies that are thinking about entering the US market or have already founded a US subsidiary, we as the German American Trade Association (GATA) offer several varieties of well-founded management seminars on all relevant topics – condensed in one day or in partial aspects as webinars.

Our dates

U.S. Entry Meetings

05.05.2021   VIENNA   Meliá Vienna / DC Tower
07.07.2021   STUTTGART   Althoff Hotel am Schloss­garten
15.09.2021   COLOGNE   Hotel Pullman
10.11.2021   MUNICH   Platzl Hotel

Executive Management Meetings

06.05.2021   VIENNA   Meliá Vienna / DC Tower
08.07.2021   STUTTGART   Althoff Hotel am Schloss­garten
16.09.2021   COLOGNE   Hotel Pullman
07.10.2021   NEW YORK   Harvard Club of New York
11.11.2021   MUNICH   Platzl Hotel

International Business Law Update

14.09.2021   COLOGNE   Hotel Pullman


14.01.2021   Company Formation
21.01.2021   Current Visa Situation USA / Prerequisite for sending installation and maintenance teams
28.01.2021   Compliance
04.02.2021   Capitalization & Taxes
11.02.2021   Transfer Pricing
25.02.2021   Marketing & sales in the USA
04.03.2021   Site selection vs. Subsidies
11.03.2021   Contractual Aspects / Sales Structure & Reps
25.03.2021   Recruiting, Executive Search
15.04.2021   Insurance Solutions
29.04.2021   Product Liability Protection


If you can neither attend the seminars nor the topics of the webinars are suitable for you, we are also available for individual advice.

Please feel free to contact us

Luisa Blumfeld on +49 152 02093257 or +1 (917) 546 0995 or email:

Our speakers

Our speakers have many years of experience in European-American transactions. The practice-relevant differences between the German-speaking countries and the USA in the areas of company formation, choice of location, government incentives, tax considerations, personnel issues, etc. are conveyed in an understandable way. For the important questions of liability, German-speaking specialist lawyers from the USA are giving the lectures. With their expertise, you will be able to plan and implement your business objectives for the USA confidently and confidently.

Objectives and topics

U.S. Entry Meetings: Despite a variety of developments regarding business in North America, especially in the political arena, the US market still is and continues to be an extremely attractive environment for many, especially medium-sized companies. Business expansion is a significant step for owner-managed companies, SMEs and established industrial corporations.

Executive Management Meetings: As regards liability it is an obligation for employees who hold Officer or Director positions at a U.S. subsidiary to update their specific knowledge of U.S. management at regular intervals. Inform yourself in a very concise manner about the current framework and obligations of the U.S. subsidiary during our one-day meetings.

International Business Law Update: A meeting specially designed for lawyers and in-house lawyers, which shows the economic content of international transactions as they have become common law standards today. In short stages, the approximately ten most practice-relevant areas are dealt with. The focus is on the USA, but most of the content is valid worldwide.

Former participants

Impressions from our seminars