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Short intro why invest in the netherlands

  1. 1. THE NETHERLANDSYOUR GATEWAY TO EUROPE !NFIA SAN FRANCISCO THE 16 AMSTERDAM STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSS 11 JANUARY, 2011
  2. 2. The Netherlands: Gateway to Europe• Capital: Amsterdam• Currency: Euro (€)• Area: 16,000 square Amsterdam miles• Population: 16.8 million• GDP: €652.3 billion ≈ 170 Million Customers within 300 Miles ≈ 244 Million Customers within 600 Miles
  3. 3. Excellent infrastructure• Logistics gateway: Port of Rotterdam Port of Amsterdam Amsterdam Schiphol Airport• Digital gateway: Fiber-optic network AMS-IX
  4. 4. THE NETHERLANDS: HOME TO PERFECT BUSINESSSOLUTIONS! “Taxation of foreign companies in the• European Distribution Centers Netherlands is the lowest in Europe, and third lowest in the world ”• Marketing and Sales Office Source: KPMG, Competitive Alternatives 2010 “The Netherlands has the lowest cost of doing• European Head Quarters business in Europe” Source: KPMG, Competitive Alternatives 2010• Shared Service Center (SSC) Business Environment•Manufacturing 6 5.8 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.6•Research and Development 5.4 5.2 5.1 5 4.8 4.6 Netherlands Belgium Germany UK Source: The Financial Development Index- World Economic Forum NY 2009
  5. 5. Other attractive location factors why to invest inthe Netherlands….• Favorable tax climate: • Business-friendly- Corporate tax rate of 25% environment- Tax Rulings • Highly skilled labor- Wide treaty network • High quality of living- 30% Ruling for expatriates
  6. 6. U.S. TESTIMONIALS
  7. 7. Examples of US IT companies established in the Netherlands
  8. 8. Examples of U.S. biotech companies with an EDC in the Netherlands
  9. 9. Examples of U.S. fashion companies established in the Netherlands
  10. 10. HOW DOES THE NFIA SERVE THE COMPANIES?• preliminary in-person meetings• comprehensive general background information• personalized insight and data for your project• intensive personal guidance on tax, labor and permits• introductions to a variety of Dutch networks• customized fact-finding trips• technology matchmaking assistance• advocacy towards national and EU governments
  11. 11. Netherlands Foreign We are here to assist you! Investment Agency NFIA HQ San Francisco The Hague Ms. Lisette Gieling Area Director E-mail: lisette@nfia.com Chicago Boston Ms. Stans Kleijnen SeoulSan Francisco New York London Tokyo Area Director The Hague Atlanta Shanghai Osaka E-mail: stans@nfia.com Guangzhou Taipei New Delhi Hong Kong Ms. Kamila Kotlewska Assistant Area Director E-mail: kamila@nfia.com Singapore Mr. Achraf Sekhiri Assistant Area Director E-mail: achraf@nfia.com www.nfia.com Though all due care was taken in compiling these texts, certain information may nevertheless be inaccurate or outdated. The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency is not liable for the consequences of any activities undertaken on the basis of these texts.
  12. 12. THANK YOU

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