Last updated in October 2018
Relations between the Bahamas and Germany are friendly and untroubled, but not very intensive. Exports to Germany amounted to 3.94 million euros in 2017 (2016: 4.1 million euros), key products being plastics, food and drinks. Imports from Germany, primarily machinery, totalled 31.66 million euros in 2017 (2016: 45.6 million euros). The two countries work closely together in the United Nations, and the Bahamas has frequently supported Germany in votes on candidatures and other resolutions.
A Tax Information Exchange Agreement between the two countries entered into force on 12 December 2011. Germany has terminated bilateral development cooperation with the Bahamas on account of the country’s high per capita income. However, the Bahamas is involved in regional German development cooperation projects with CARICOM.
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