DIHK: Getting out of the corona crisis is not a sure-fire success

Released on 19.09. 2021

  • The German Chamber of Commerce and Industry has presented comprehensive proposals to enable the economy to return to its old strength in times of the pandemic finds. Photo: Hendrik Schmidt

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In a paper, the DIHK wrote down proposals to help the economy out of the Corona crisis. This is to ensure that the industry regains its former strength after the pandemic.

Berlin (dpa) – The German Chamber of Commerce and Industry has presented extensive proposals so that the economy can find its way back to old strength in times of the pandemic.

«The way out the crisis is not a sure-fire success », it says in a paper that was available to the German press agency. It is about getting through the further course of the pandemic better. “An important goal of the Corona policy should be that the restrictions for the economy are largely reduced while taking into account the remaining health risks.”

DIHK President Peter Adrian said: “The The corona pandemic continues to be a burden for the German economy: companies that were particularly affected by the lockdowns have not yet made up for their losses and are struggling with liquidity bottlenecks. At the same time, interrupted supply chains and price increases have a negative impact on many companies. ”

In order not to complicate this situation with the fourth wave, all those responsible should learn from the experiences of the first year of the pandemic pull, said Adrian. «Among other things, companies advocate nationwide, transparent corona regulations as well as digital solutions in order to maintain business operations in accordance with health protection. Targeted and quickly deployed funding instruments are important when necessary to enable companies to find their way out of the crisis It is said that the extent of the crisis took economy, politics and society largely unprepared: “After a year and a half of the pandemic, we have now gained a lot of knowledge. We should incorporate these into concrete recommendations for action and suggestions on how we can now better survive the further course of the pandemic. ”

In this way, regulations and unavoidable restrictions on business activities would be easier to communicate and would be better accepted if they would apply uniformly nationwide. It must be informed reliably and in good time about rules at the location. More intensive coordination is needed between politics, the companies concerned and associations. With greater use of digital tools, many closings could have been prevented. The digitalization of the administration must be driven forward.

Professional structures coordinated between the federal and state governments could accelerate the disbursement of aid. An accompanying nationwide IT structure should avoid interface problems, for example between federal and state IT programs. A “lock-down database” should also be created: “Data on the regionally different state orders make it easier for applicants to prove that they are affected and to relate to specific closure orders from the federal, state and local governments.”

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