The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has six agencies. This section provides a brief overview of their work and remit, and links to their websites.
The Bundeskartellamt is entrusted with what is a pivotal regulatory task in any market economy, namely that of protecting competition.
The prime task of the Federal Network Agency is to foster competition in the fields for which it is responsible by regulating these sectors.
The BAFA has important federal responsibilities in the fields of foreign trade and payments, business promotion and energy.
The BAM is responsible for ensuring the safe and environmentally compatible use of technical facilities and products.
The PTB is responsible for the definition, retention, and adoption of international units of measurements and for supplying national standards.
The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) advises the Federal Government on matters of geoscience.