1. Gateway to Europe The human interface in logistics12. Europe facts3. Infrastructure 4. Logistics industry 5. The Netherlands 6. Customs, VAT, Tax7. Dutch facts 8. References 9. Nijmegen area 10. Midl Logistics
1 The Netherlands: Gateway to Europe• Ideal geographical location in the center of the three largest economies in Europe: Germany, UK and France• Parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy• The Netherlands is the first destination for US direct investments• The Netherlands is the 7th largest destination for U.S. exports• There are more than 2,100 U.S. companies with subsidiaries or offices in the Netherlands
1Right at the center• Europe is the largest consumer and industrial market in the world and home to the world’s largest trading block (60% of world trade).• With only 325 miles between Amsterdam and Paris, and only 419 miles to Berlin, the Netherlands is ideally situated for a company looking for a central European location!
1 Infrastucture• Largest port in Europe: Port of Rotterdam • 3rd largest cargo hub for airfreight: Amsterdam• All major European economic regions reached within 24 hrs• 12000 Dutch logistics and transportation companies• Highest internet penetration of the world• Fully automated real time banking and customs software
1Infrastructure: Ports 6% 2% 8% Amsterdam Ro,erdam Total throughput 2010 Ro&erdam: 38% Zeeland Ports 11% Hamburg – Le Havre Antwerp Ghent region 6% Zeebrugge 4% Dunkirk Le Havre 1,137 million tons 4% Hamburg 2% Bremen Willemshaven 16% 3%
1Logistics in The Netherlands 1. Gateway into the EU market fo intercontinental sea- and airfreight 2. Dutch Logistics Industry equals EUR 40 billion (8% GDP) 3. Orchestrator of European sustainable supply chains: The Dutch represent 0.25% of the world’s population and 1% of global production… but facilitates 3.7% of global trade!
Economic Centers1• The Eurodelta represents 12% of the European GDP. • Almost half of the European consumers are in reach within 24 hours of the Eurodelta
1 Dutch customsAdvantages of dealing with Dutch Customs are:• Experienced, specialized, proactive and flexible• VAT deferment and bonded warehouse possibilities• Beneficial regime: It is easier to obtain customes licences compared to other EU countries• Ruling policy: It is esier to obtain a ruling form Dutch customs compared to other EU countries• Info: www.douane.nl/english
1Bonded warehousingThe advantages of a customs-bonded warehouse• Avoidance of double duty payment• Postponement of duty payment• Possibility of storage for an unlimited time• Less customs interference• Value added logistics (assembly, configuration) can take place in a bonded warehouse environment
1VAT Deferment model• VAT payment and restitution without a (temporarely) cash-out situation
1• Tax climate Relatively low statutory corporate income tax rate of 25%• Possibility to obtain advance tax rulings from the Dutch tax authorities• Participation exemption regime (no taxation on dividends and capital gains)• Extensive worldwide tax treaty network (over 80 countries)• Statutory dividend withholding tax of 15%, which can often be reduced under tax treaties with the US to 0%• No statutory withholding tax on interest and royalty payments• No capital tax• Tax treatment for foreign employees (30% tax ruling)
1Netherlands: 2nd home! The Netherlands offers a pro-business environment where companies can continue to grow and succeed: • Taxation of foreign companies in The Netherlands is the lowest in Europe and the third lowest in the world • The Netherlands has the lowest cost of doing business in Europe • The Dutch rank at pole position in ‘ease of doing business’
1 MultilingualismMultilingualism of the Dutch labor force is an important reason why manyEuropean headquarters, distribution centers, support- and call centers arelocated in the Netherlands.The Netherlands is one of the most multilingual countries in Europe. Most ofthe Dutch speak English and many have good knowledge of the German andFrench language.
1Flexible workforce• The Netherlands has availability of highly skilled labor in terms of both native and foreign speaking workers• Temporary labor agencies and temporary labor agreements make hiring fast and easy• Employment regulations are relatively relaxed• Foreign workers are easily integrated into society• Free movement for EU employees/citizens within the European Union
1 Nijmegen area• One of The Netherlands logistics hotspots• Straight forward and good working attitude• Low turnover of personnel• Inland ocean terminal• 10 miles from the German border• Affordable real estate (rent)• Oldest city in The Netherlands• University city (flexible workforce, highly educated)
1 Midl Logistics?• Try us and you’ll know why• Hands on mentality• No nonsense with a smile• Customer intimacy is our gain• Flexibility sometimes is our pain…• The human interface in logistics!
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