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What is the market opportunity in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands is one of the most open economies and stable countries in the world with relatively low unemployment, moderate inflation and sizeable trade surplus that provides a solid and reliable base for foreign investments. Its strategic location and the superior infrastructure make it a gateway to an extensive spectrum of key markets. The Netherlands is home to a highly skilled, productive, flexible and multilingual workforce. The Netherlands’ higher education system is closely aligned with the needs of the business sector and the government, working on the Top Sector Alliance for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI).

The Netherlands offer a very competitive tax climate and the Dutch government supports companies that develop innovative products through tax benefits, innovation credits and grants. In 2019, the Netherlands ranked 36th in the ranking of countries where it is easiest to do business.

According to the Central bank of the Netherlands DNB, what is the estimated import revenue? What are the export figures?

In 2018, the Netherlands maintained its place as the sixth-largest recipient of FDI in the world and overtook the UK as the top destination of FDI in Europe. According to DNB, total outward direct investment from the Netherlands abroad is €5,483,896mn and total foreign inward direct investment is €4,476,840mn in the first quarter of 2019.

 

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What is the market opportunity in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands is one of the most open economies and stable countries in the world with relatively low unemployment, moderate inflation and sizeable trade surplus that provides a solid and reliable base for foreign investments. Its strategic location and the superior infrastructure make it a gateway to an extensive spectrum of key markets. The Netherlands is home to a highly skilled, productive, flexible and multilingual workforce. The Netherlands’ higher education system is closely aligned with the needs of the business sector and the government, working on the Top Sector Alliance for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI).

The Netherlands offer a very competitive tax climate and the Dutch government supports companies that develop innovative products through tax benefits, innovation credits and grants. In 2019, the Netherlands ranked 36th in the ranking of countries where it is easiest to do business.

According to the Central bank of the Netherlands DNB, what is the estimated import revenue? What are the export figures?

In 2018, the Netherlands maintained its place as the sixth-largest recipient of FDI in the world and overtook the UK as the top destination of FDI in Europe. According to DNB, total outward direct investment from the Netherlands abroad is €5,483,896mn and total foreign inward direct investment is €4,476,840mn in the first quarter of 2019.

 

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Hans Van Loenen

Head FDI |Tax & Business Consulting Services

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