Netherlands Country Commercial Guide
Doing Business in
Discusses key economic indicators and trade statistics, which countries are dominant in the market, the U.S. market share, the political situation if relevant, the top reasons why U.S. companies should consider exporting to this country, and other issues that affect trade, e.g., terrorism, currency devaluations, trade agreements.
Leading Sectors for US Exports & Investments
This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.
Customs, Regulations & Standards
Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.
Selling US Products & Services
Discusses the distribution network within the country from how products enter to final destination, including reliability and condition of distribution mechanisms, major distribution centers, ports, etc.
Includes information on business customs, travel advisory, visa requirements, currency, language, health, local time, business hours and holidays, acceptable business etiquette, dress, business cards, gifts, temporary entry of materials and personal belongings,etc.
Investment Climate Statement
This information is derived from the State Department's Office of Investment Affairs' Investment Climate Statement. Any questions on the ICS can be directed to EB-ICS-DL@state.gov
Political & Economic Environment
Links to the State Department’s website for background on the country’s political environment.