U.S. President Barack Obama is on his last official trip abroad and is set to visit Germany on Wednesday. America and Germany hold good diplomatic relations and Obama has called the German Chancellor Angela Merkel his closest political ally. Both countries are also close trading partners. As our infographic shows, the U.S. is a very important export market for German produce.
President elect Donald Trump, who has German ancestry, vowed in his election campaign to revamp the American economy by fending off imports and having more goods produced in the United States. Any attempt at hampering free trade by installing tariffs on imported goods would have a severe impact on both parties.