The Arabic word "Ghorfa" means chamber. The Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry e. V. is the representative of all Arab Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the Federal Republic of Germany. It has been successfully promoting economic relations between Germany and the Arab countries for more than 40 years and is the first point of contact for Arab-German economic questions for many companies. Founded on the initiative of Arab decision-makers and interested German business circles, the registration of Ghorfa at the district court in Bonn took place on December 8, 1976 as a non-profit association. Since August 1, 2000, Ghorfa has been based in Berlin.