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Fabricated Metal Products in Germany: A Strategic Reference, 2007 - Product Image

Fabricated Metal Products in Germany: A Strategic Reference, 2007

  • Published: July 2007
  • Region: Germany
  • 47 pages
  • ICON Group International

How to Strategically Evaluate Germany

Perhaps the most efficient way of evaluating Germany is to consider key dimensions which themselves are composites of multiple factors. Composite portfolio approaches have long been used by strategic planners. The biggest challenge in this approach is to choose the appropriate factors that are the most relevant to international planning. The two measures of greatest relevance to fabricated metal products are “latent demand” and “market accessibility”. The figure below summarizes the key dimensions and recommendations of such an approach. Using these two composites, one can prioritize all countries of the world. Countries of high latent demand and high relative accessibility (e.g. easier entry for one firm compared to other firms) are given highest priority. The figure below shows two different scenarios. Accessibility is defined as a firm’s ease of entering or supplying from or to a market (the “supply side”), and latent demand is an indicator of the potential in serving from or to the market (the “demand side”).
Framework for Prioritizing Countries

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1 INTRODUCTION & METHODOLOGY 1
1.1 What Does This Report Cover? 1
1.2 How to Strategically Evaluate Germany 1
1.3 Latent Demand and Accessibility in Germany 3
2 FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS IN GERMANY 4
2.1 Latent Demand and Accessibility: Background 4
2.2 Latent Demand: Market Composition 4
2.2.1 Wire 4
2.2.2 Fasteners 5
2.2.3 Springs 7
2.3 Latent Demand: Leading Segments 8
2.4 Accessibility: The Structure of Competition 9
2.4.1 U.S. Presence 9
2.4.2 Key Players 9
2.5 Accessibility: Key Factors 10
2.5.1 Distribution 10
2.5.2 Import Climate 11
2.5.3 Regulations 11
2.5.4 Payment 11
2.6 Key Contacts 12
2.6.1 Trade Organizations 12
2.6.2 Trade Events 12
2.6.3 Trade Publications 13
3 MACRO-ACCESSIBILITY IN GERMANY 15
3.1 Executive Summary 15
3.2 Economic Fundamentals and Dynamics 16
3.2.1 Social Security Reforms 16
3.2.2 Labor Market 16
3.3 Political Risks 17
3.3.1 Basic Government Structure 17
3.4 Marketing Strategies 18
3.4.1 Services 18
3.4.2 Trade Fairs 19
3.4.3 Advertising Options 19
3.4.4 Associations 20
3.4.5 Public Procurement 20
3.4.6 Marketing to the New Federal States 20
3.5 Import and Export Regulation Risks 21
3.5.1 Self-Certification 22
3.5.2 Value Added Tax/Turnover Tax 24
3.5.3 VAT Applicable to Online Sales 24
3.5.4 Custom Regulations/Tariffs 24
3.6 Investment Climate 24
3.6.1 Openness to Foreign Investment 24
3.6.2 Conversion and Transfer Policies 25
3.6.3 Expropriation and Compensation 25
3.6.4 Dispute Settlement 25
3.6.5 Performance Requirements and Incentives 25
3.6.6 Right to Private Ownership and Establishment 27
3.6.7 Intellectual Property Risks 28
3.6.8 Transparency of Regulatory System 28
3.6.9 Capital Market Risks 29
3.6.10 Political Violence 29
3.6.11 Corruption 29
3.6.12 Bilateral Investment Agreements 29
3.6.13 OPIC and Other Investment Insurance 30
3.6.14 Labor 30
3.6.15 Free Trade Zone Options 31
3.7 Trade and Project Financing 31
3.8 Travel Risks 32
3.8.1 Country Data 32
3.9 Key Contacts 33
3.9.1 Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce 33
3.9.2 Market Research Firms 35
3.9.3 Commercial Banks 35
3.9.4 Other Contacts 37
3.9.5 Contacts in Washington D.C. 37
3.9.6 U.S.-Based Multipliers 38
3.9.7 Useful Web Sites 38
4 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 40
4.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 40
4.2 Icon Group International, Inc. User Agreement Provisions 41

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