Head of Trade Policy and Sustainability
Foreign Trade Association of German Retailers (AVE) is the voice of retail importers in Germany. Since its foundation in 1952, it has represented the external economic interests of the German retail trade which needs friction-free import of all nature of consumer goods in the framework of its global purchasing policy. In addition, AVE is committed to strict observance of social and environmental standards in supplier countries. Taken together, AVE members have a total annual turnover of around 200 billion Euro.