Welcome to CCI Hessen

Hessischer Industrie- und Handelskammertag (HIHK) or CCI Hessen coordinates the political activities of the 10 Hessian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and represents the interests of around 400,000 member companies towards politics, administration and the public. With close contacts to the state government, the state parliament, media and all important actors at state level, CCI Hessen ensures that the concerns of the Hessian economy are heard and also perceived by the public.
CCI Hessen does its best to ensure the success of all companies in this region. The range of activities is far-reaching: from individual support for companies down to responsibility for commercial and industrial vocational training and further training from consultancy of public administrations and legislative corporations down to analyses for the courts.
CCI Hessen is an information and communication center for the entire region and consults individual enterprises in questions of all business matters. The expert knowledge of the full-time experts and the experience of the honorary economic practitioners is available to everyone.
More particularly, CCI Hessen is the first port of call for all questions around internationalization. It offers assistance, especially to small and medium-sized companies, preparing to enter foreign markets. Our main network partner in helping German and foreign companies with their international business is the German Chamber Network (AHKs). Besides, we are also involved in the Enterprise Europe Network Hessen (EEN Hessen) that helps businesses to innovate and grow on an international scale. Of course, we will show you the way to our network partners.
About Hessen

Hessen is one of Germany’s and Europe’s most attractive locations for companies and international investors. No other German territorial state receives as much foreign investment relative to the number of jobs. Industry, trade and services have a strong international focus. The Hessian industry generates more than half of its sales abroad.

Export volume: 64.2 billion euros
Export destinations of the Hessian economy:
62 % Europe
15 % Asia-Pacific
14 % North America
3,3 % Russia, Caucasus, Turkey, Central Asia
2,4 % Near and Middle East
1,8 % Central and South America with the Caribbean
Import volume: 100 billion euros

Our support for you

The step into a new market needs to be well pondered and well prepared. CCI Hessen provides reliable information on the framework conditions, opportunities and challenges in Hessen. Setting up a business in Germany usually requires that the investors themselves are in Germany in person. As there are certain entry regulations, different types of visas and permits have to be obtained beforehand, depending on the country the foreign investor comes from. We offer you, therefore, some information regarding visa applications and entry regulations for European and Non-European citizens. Moreover, we will be happy to put you in touch with the economic development organization HTAI. We provide well-founded information concerning the most common legal forms in Germany, information about the entry in the commercial register as well as advice on how to choose an appropriate company name.
Just contact us and we will be happy to help you!


Hessischer Industrie- und Handelskammertag (HIHK)
Karl-Glässing-Straße 8
65183 Wiesbaden
phone: 0049 611 360 115-0
mail: info@hihk.de 

Our partners in helping companies with their international business

AHKs: The network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) advises, supports and represents German companies worldwide that want to establish or expand their foreign business. You can find them in 140 offices in 92 countries throughout the world – certainly also in your area.
EEN Hessen: The Enterprise Europe Network Hessen helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It’s a support network for small and medium-sized enterprises with international ambitions.
HTAI: Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI) is the economic development organization of the State of Hessen. HTAI presents and represents the Hessen business location and offers personalized advice for investors.