Several people are sitting in a glass meeting room

The Interministerial Committee

We explain what the IMC is and announce the meeting dates

What is the Interministerial Committee (IMC)?

Budgetary responsibility for this instrument for the promotion of exports lies with the Federal Government. They decide on basic issues of cover policy and the granting of guarantees in an Interministerial Committee (IMC).

The IMC is composed of representatives of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. 

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has the lead role. Decisions on whether to provide cover for a transaction are made on a consensual basis by the four IMC ministries in the interests of ensuring consistency in economic, fiscal, climate and foreign policy as well as international development activities. 14 experts from the export and financial sector advise the IMC.

The decision-making bodies

The Interministerial Committee (IMC) decides on cover for transactions worth more than fifteen million euros. The Small Interministerial Committee (SIMC) is responsible for decisions on transactions valued at between seven and fifteen million euros.

Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft makes decisions on applications for cover of up to seven million euros in accordance with the instructions issued by the Federal Government and subject to its control.



Fig.: The decision-making bodies

The decision-making bodies of the Interministeriell Committee

IMC meeting dates

On the following dates, the Interministerial Committee meets in Berlin with the decision-making bodies present:

  • 18. January 2024
  • 22. February 2024
  • 21. March 2024
  • 18 April 2024
  • 16. May 2024
  • 12./13. June 2024
  • 11. July 2024
  • 15. August 2024
  • 12. September 2024
  • 17. October 2024
  • 14. November 2024
  • 11./12. December 2024