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. There is no German diplomatic or career consular post in the Bahamas; an Honorary Consul takes care of German interests on the ground.
The volume of trade is marginal and the balance unequal. Exports to Germany amounted to a mere 2.9 million euro in 2019, while imports from Germany, primarily machinery, amounted to 32.3 million euro in 2019.
A Tax Information Exchange Agreement between the two countries entered into force on 12 December 2011. An Air Transport Agreement has been negotiated and is ready to be signed.
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 multilateral German development cooperation via the World Bank and the regional development banks 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.