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Presentation Transition Facility as shown at Colombia Workshop The Hague 25 April 12

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  • 1. TransitieFaciliteit Towards a new bilateral partnership between Colombia and the Netherlands1 26/04/12
  • 2. Political background• Balkenende IV: estafettelanden, transitielanden• Rutte I: Transitiefaciliteit for Colombia, South Africa and Vietnam > The Dutch sectors are not sufficiently aware of the possibilities in the transition countries• Cooperation and mutual responsibility ministries EL&I en BZ.• Operation by the Embassy and Agentschap NL (NL EVD Internationaal)• Budget (for 2012!!) around 5 million euro (esp. ODA), in the coming years the part of EL&I will increase and ODA will go down.• Changing the bilateral relation from aid to trade‘. With much attention on CSR, sustainability and biodiversity!2 26/04/12
  • 3. GoalsFocusbrief OS on the transitiefaciliteit: ‘The goal is to maketransition possible with Dutch knowledge and technology. 1. Improving the business climate in Colombia (based on demand Colombia!) 2. Increase bilateral (sustainable) trade en investment The leading questions are therefore:  Which opportunities are there for Dutch companies?  Which obstacles are identified?  What is necessary to improve the business climate?  And where is an added value for help from the Dutch government?3 26/04/12
  • 4. When do we intervene?• The wishes and possibilities of the Dutch companies• Possibilities for cooperation with ColombiaWe offer:• A toolbox or menu. It is NOT a subsidy!!• All the programmes, products and subsidies (BZ en EL&I) are open for individual companies and clusters of companies: information, advice, finance, promotion/matchmaking, knowledge interchange, investment development (promotng trade and private sector development)• Also a few new subsidy like feasibility studies and demonstration projects.• Economic diplomacy, G2G and K2K.4 26/04/12
  • 5. Instruments available under TF Private sector programs Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Private Sector Investment Program (PSI) Matchmaking Facility (MMF) Partners voor Water (PvW) Database Developing Your Business Center for the Development of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) Programma Uitzending Managers (PUM) Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) Common Fund for Commodities Young Expert Programme (YEP) PPP-Faciliteit (being developed) PPP-Faciliteit Water (being developed) 2g@there-OS (being developed) Fonds voor Innovatieve Financiering (being developed) Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP) IMVO Vouchers (being developed) FOM-OS (being developed)5 26/04/12
  • 6. Instruments open under TFPrivate sector programs Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation:MarktinformatieService op maatEconomische missiesMarktscanFinancieringsscanTeam Internationale Organisaties (TIO)Borgstelling MKB KredietenCo-investeringsfaciliteitFaciliteit Opkomende Markten (FOM)GroeifaciliteitExportkredietverzekering (EKV)Meldpunt HandelsbelemmeringenOpvolger Prepare2start (in ontwikkeling) – starterspakket, accent op advies, geen subsidiesAanpak: Partners International Business 6 26/04/12
  • 7. But also: Private Sector Development Instruments Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Initiatief Duurzame Handel Global producer Support Initiative Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Agri-ProFocus Agriterra & Programma Onderteuning Producentenorganisaties (POP) Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM) Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening Initiative (FIRST) Agricultural Risk management Team (ARMT) Regeling Sociaal Ethische Projecten Health insurance Fun (HIF) Dutch Employers Cooperation Programme (DECP) CNV Internationaal FNV Mondiaal Partnership Resource Centre (PRC) BiD Network BoP innovation Centre Donor Committee on Enterprise Development (DCED) World Customs Organisation Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)7 26/04/12
  • 8. The transition strategy for Colombia Based on an analysis of trade and investment and interviews.• Winners • Agro-food • Biomass and waste • Water and maritime• Emerging • Life science and health • Logistics • Oil/Mining • Infrastructure8 26/04/12
  • 9. Identified barriersMajor Barriers• Import duties• Taxes• Infrastructure• Customs procedures and standardsNot very frequently mentioned• Administrative burdens• Security• Language and business culture• Governmental procurement• Corruption and competition9 26/04/12
  • 10. Needs: Practical business support to companies: • Providing market information • Matchmaking facilitation • Maintaining contacts with important (governmental) organisations in Colombia. Identify opportunities and inform proactively • Providing practical advice (or reference to local companies), e.g. for accountancy support, support in administrative procedures, contracting, etc. • Tax treaty and bilateral investment treaty • A visible business centre and communication/branding10 26/04/12
  • 11. General strategy Colombia• Branding the Netherlands and Colombia• Starting a Holland House with windows for water, sustainable agro trade, CSR, biomass and waste. (based on public-private cooperation. Will have to be self sufficient within 2 to 3 years)• PPP strategies for water, sustainable agro trade, CSR, biomass and waste.• Working on double tax treaty11 26/04/12
  • 12. Biobased Economy and Waste Management Broad definition: biomass, biofuels, waste management (based on MetaSus report) Two tracks:  short term opportunities in the use of biomass and in waste management  medium term strenghtening of R&D and stimulating exports (?) Goal: increased business for Dutch companies12 26/04/12
  • 13. Translated into the following activities:A. Support to concrete short term opportunities, most recently:Use of biomass and agricultural residues for rural electrification and energy generation (MADR, MinMinas/Energia, producers associations)Plan Basura Cero - waste management and recycling (Alcaldia Bogotá)Treatment of liquid waste and biosolids from water plants (Bogotá and city of Cali).B. Stimulate medium term potential for biomass/biofuels through assistance on certification.13 26/04/12
  • 14. C. Establish BBE/Waste window in the Holland House with KGB representation and communication plan. D. Facilitate collaboration between Colombian and Dutch enterprises through:  Pilot and demonstration projects, PPP, matchmaking  Proactive follow-up to business leads (interested Dutch companies, provide Dutch supply to explicit Colombian demand)  algae, torrefaction, pellets Cooperation partners: Colombian authorities, companies, producer organisations, MetaSus, Solidaridad, WUR, but: we need more Dutch companies that tell us what they need for business with Colombia14 26/04/12
  • 15. Invitation for a round table after your mission15 26/04/12
  • 16. Questions?Corina Kerkmans – Program manager TF ColombiaCorina.kerkmans@agentschapnl.nlPhilip Bastiaenen – Netherlands Embassy in BogotáPhilip.bastiaenen@minbuza.nl16 26/04/12