AGA – Leading Partner in Corporate and Personnel Management in Northern Germany

As the leading employers’ association in the business sector, AGA’s opinions carry weight, ensuring a fast track into negotiations between authorities. AGA maintains close and regular contact with political leaders, government bodies and agencies at national level and keeps track of European affairs.
The wholesale and foreign trade sector as well as company related services are an integral element in the successful progress of Northern Germany’s economic power. For nearly 60 years the AGA has kept pace with developments and is an effective force for creating a favourable political and economic environment for its members.

AGA – Leading Partner in Corporate and Personnel Management in Northern Germany

For more than 60 years AGA has been providing a wide range of services and support for its members in the maritime regions. Located in Hamburg with further offices and representatives in Bremen, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Schleswig-Holstein, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania), it is ideally placed to represent the views of the wholesale and foreign trade and all company related services in Northern Germany. The AGA represents 3,500 mostly small and medium-sized businesses with more than 120,000 employees.


As the leading employers’ association in the business sector, AGA’s opinions carry weight, ensuring a fast track into negotiations between authorities.


AGA maintains close and regular contact with political leaders, government bodies and agencies at national level and keeps track of European affairs.


The wholesale and foreign trade sector as well as company related services are an integral element in the successful progress of Northern Germany’s economic power. In 2014 AGA celebrated the 60th anniversary of its 1954 founding. For more than 60 years the AGA has kept pace with developments and is an effective force for creating a favourable political and economic environment for its members.


On this site you will find useful information to help and guide you through the processes of running your business. 7 days a week members can log in and download bulletins, model contracts, and tax tables to name but a few. Please find our extranet above: "Mein AGA".


5 days a week we offer business consulting, legal advice and submit cases to labour court.
Please contact us (www.aga.de/kontakt) for further information or assistance.


AGA offers employers an expert and practised hand to guide them through the ever changing employment law maze. Our staff are committed to providing our members with the most effective practical solution in an efficient and fast manner. AGA’s fully qualified lawyers advise you on employment law questions regarding e. g. the employment contract, policies and procedures, maternity and paternity rights, data protection, compromise agreements, pensions, taxes etc. Our lawyers also plead our members’ cases in local labour courts.


The best-networked and consulted companies are the most successful. Members highly value the opportunity to meet and exchange views and expert knowledge with both the AGA-staff and peers. There is no doubt that contacts made within the AGA lead to business development opportunities. Members can widen their contacts, share experience and facilitate further business development both in expert talk and the manifold AGA-workshops (Praxis [Forum]). The topics range from employment law to consultancy.


The AGA offers members a broad range of products and services such as business reports with the latest economic trends and short-term prospects, free of charge, designed to benefit your business.
The AGA has an extensive network of contacts with political leaders, Government bodies and agencies at national and regional level, and the media. A wide range of networking events with knowledgeable speakers allows you to discover contacts.


Our members receive the “ChefBrief” (AGA’s weekly newsletter). It is an essential digest for those seeking access to news concerning e. g. business and personnel management, e-commerce, labour & fiscal law, social insurance, training or CSR. Members report that the weekly newsletter and bulletins are an effective way to be briefed on a wide range of developments relevant for everyday work life. AGA’s bulletin is targeted to executives and personnel managers.

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