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In our glossary, you can find a list of important terms related to work and life in Germany.

Chamber of Crafts

German: Handwerkskammer (HWK)

A Chamber of Crafts (Handwerkskammer, or HWK for short) represents the interests of the trades in the form of a “corporation under public law” (Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts). All the proprietors of a trade or similar business in a given area are members of the Chamber of Trades for that area. The objective of a Chamber of Trades is to represent the interests of the trades.

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