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Bas Pulles, Commissioner Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency. Holland offers a strategic location and international business enviroment. Gateway to European markets and beyond Central position in Europe and proximity to big markets like the United Kingdom, France and Germany

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Holland offers a strategic location and international business enviroment

Gateway to European markets and beyond

Central position in Europe and proximity to big markets

like the United Kingdom, France and Germany

170 million consumers within a 500km radius

Stable political environment

Solid economic basis - sustainable triple A status

#7 in WEF's Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012

50% of Dutch GDP derived from international activities

Openness to foreign investment

Holland offers a superior logistics and technology infrastructure

Schiphol Amsterdam Airport: ranked as Europe's best airport for both cargo and passenger transport

3 direct flights a day between Dubai and Schiphol Amsterdam Airport

Port of Rotterdam: Europe's largest and most important harbor

DP World invests in the Port of Rotterdam expansion

Fast and efficient multimodal logistics networks into Europe

#4 in Worldbank Logistics Performance Index 2010

Dutch Customs: practical and pro-active approach - VAT deferment at time of import

Home to Europe's largest internet hub, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX)

Holland offers a conducive innovation environment and solid workforce

Open innovation approach

Organized public-private partnerships

Fast-track permits for highly skilled migrants

#8 in top R&D generators of Booz & Company's Global Innovation 100

One of Europe's most highly educated, flexible and motivated workforces

Dutch professionals among the most multilingual in the world

Higher output per person employed in industry than most other European countries

Dutch labor law provides a range of possibilities to flexibly engage employees

Holland offers a competitive fiscal climate

Attractive tax rates compared to other countries in Western Europe

Statutory corporate income tax rate of 25% (20% for first 200,000 Euro)

Tax rulings from the Dutch tax authorities: giving certainty in advance on future tax positions

Incentives for corporate R&D and innovation

Favorable participation exemption regime

Wide tax treaty network reducing withholding taxes on dividends, interests and royalties

No statutory withholding tax on outgoing interest and royalty payments

Favorable tax treatment for foreign employees (30% tax ruling)

Holland offers an attractive quality of life

Holland applies the same open-minded principles to making its society work for both natives and newcomers

The standard of living is high

Cost of living is affordable

Dutch society is a multicultural one

Dedicated regional expat desks offer practical support

#6 in UN Human Development Report 2009 of best countries to live in

Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)

The NFIA is an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation

The NFIA was established for assisting foreign companies with advice, information and practical support, quickly, free of charge and on a confidential basis

Founded 30 years ago NFIA already supported thousands of companies from all over the world to successfully establish their business in the Netherlands

Support from A to Z

Preliminary in-person meetings to discuss your business' needs

Personalized insight and data regarding site selection and logistics strategies

Intensive personal guidance on tax regulations, labor issues and permit procedures

Introductions to a variety of Dutch networks and service suppliers, to government authorities and to others of relevance to the investment process

Customized fact-finding trips in cooperation with regional NFIA network

Matchmaking assistance for foreign technology companies seeking European partners

Advocacy towards national and EU governments

Publication of information in a variety of digital ad printed media


Bas Pulles

Commissioner NFIA

Marco Smit

Executive Director

NFIA Gulf Region

Al Habtoor

Business TowerDubai , Marina, UAE

Ph: +971-4407609M: