The BDI said accusations that Huawei was jeopardising security — which have been pushed by the US — needed to be proven before the company was blocked from supplying equipment for the 5G rollout, the organisation confirmed to iTWire.
The statement was part of an answer during a media Q and A conducted by BDI president Dieter Kempf.
Earlier, the newspaper Handelsblatt claimed the government was debating whether to follow the lead of Australia and New Zealand in blocking Huawei.
The newspaper said that officials were contemplating setting security standards that Huawei would not be able to satisfy.
The head of Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, Arne Schoenbohm, had made a similar statement to the news weekly Spiegel in December, saying: "For such serious decisions like a ban, you need proof."
Schoenbohm, a former chairman of the Cyber Security Council of Germany, had spoken to Spiegel after experts from his agency had inspected Huawei products used in other countries.
They had also spent time at the company's newly open laboratory in Bonn where German companies can inspect the cyber security measures adopted and the software used in the equipment.
Germany is no stranger to spying by foreign entities. In 2015, The Guardian reported that the top American spy agency, the NSA, had been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years.
The US has banned the use of Huawei equipment in its 5G networks, claiming that the company can be a conduit for spying by Beijing. Huawei has repeatedly denied that it can be forced to indulge in espionage.