Last updated in March 2019
Relations between the Bahamas and Germany are friendly and untroubled, but not very intensive. Cooperation in the United Nations is good; the Bahamas has frequently supported German initiatives and candidacies.
The volume of trade is marginal and the balance unequal. Exports to Germany amounted to a mere 1.36 million euros in 2018 (2017: 3.94 million euros). Imports from Germany, primarily machinery, totalled 43.45 million euros in 2018 (2017: 31.66 million euros).
A Tax Information Exchange Agreement between the two countries entered into force on 12 December 2011.
There is no bilateral development cooperation between Germany and the Bahamas on account of the country’s relatively high per capita income. However, the Bahamas is involved in regional German development cooperation projects with CARICOM as well as in regional climate protection projects financed by the International Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.