Holland is a global leader in water management. Over the years the nation has perfected its means for flood protection, water treatment and supply. The Dutch are maritime engineers and build ships, including utility vessels and superyachts. Their expertise is needed all over the world. The Netherlands is the main supplier of systems for sustainable water supply and production, and reintroduction (after collection and treatment) of “waste” water. In the sector, there are several significant engineering firms operating globally. The … Read more

On September 19, 2017 (Budget Day in the Netherlands) an official legislative proposal for amendment of the Dutch withholding tax on dividends was published in connection to the Tax Plan for 2018. In summary, the proposal referred to a broadened exemption from withholding tax on dividends applied unilaterally with the aim to maintain the favourable fiscal climate in Holland.

On the same day, the Senate approved all proposals included in the Tax Plan for 2018. Therefore, the broadened exemption from … Read more

The Dutch sector of horticulture sets global trends, supplies markets worldwide and leads in innovative technologies for greenhouse cultivation. Holland is the undeniable leader on the international market of plants, plant reproductive material, cut flowers and bulbs, and is rated third for its export of nutritional products of horticulture. The country is in the centre of a global network for decorative trees, bulbs, floriculture and fruit and vegetable production.

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Many enterprises and companies treat intellectual property as a significant asset. The rights related to it – copyrights, trademarks, patents – often prove to be more profitable in comparison to physical assets. Therefore, it is important for corporations to develop adequate strategies with respect to their intellectual property in order to guarantee the best use and protection of their assets. The present brief overview provides information on the major rights relevant to intellectual property and their protection under the law … Read more

In the Netherlands, a subsidiary is a normal company – a separate legal entity with share capital partially or fully owned by an international company. This is an important difference from the Dutch branch – an entity that is more strongly linked to its international founder.

The international company established abroad can control its subsidiary in Holland, but, in contrast to the situation with branches, it does not carry full liability for the Dutch subsidiary’s debts, obligations and actions. The … Read more

The Dutch sector of agriculture has succeeded to maintain its position as the second largest exporter in the field of agriculture. For 2017, the total value of agricultural exports reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) is 113.5 billion US dollars or 92 billion Euros, which is 7% more in comparison to 2016. Thus the country ranks second among the top agricultural exporters in the world, after the United States. The agricultural exports of the US for the fiscal … Read more

The Netherlands is among the leading exporters of food and agricultural products worldwide due to its innovations in agri-food technology. The sector offers a reliable source of safe and healthy food produced using nature- and environment-friendly methods.

In case you are in interested in establishing a business in the agriculture and food sector of the Netherlands, please contact our agents specialised in company formation. They will provide you with legal advice and additional information on how to set up a Read more

International companies planning to establish presence on the Dutch market at a low cost can open local branches. The branch does not have a legal personality and is considered an extension to the international company. Therefore the parent company established abroad is liable for all of its actions.

The operations of Dutch branches are managed by representatives of the parent companies by virtue of a PoA (Power of Attorney).  The branch has to carry out the same operations as its … Read more

Corporate Law in the Netherlands, also called “Company Act”, is the major source of statutory regulations and rules for company incorporation and management.

The law lists the different types of companies that can be incorporated in the Netherlands and the rules pertinent to the procedure of establishment. It covers the compliance, taxation and management of corporations, and the procedures in cases of bankruptcy, merger and company acquisition. The document also stipulates the allocation of responsibility and power within companies.

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The economy of the Netherlands is increasing in strength with the most recent forecast of the Dutch Bureau analysing economic policy (CPB) predicts economic growth of 3.2% in 2018 and 2.7% in 2019.

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The Central Economic Plan for 2018 prepared by CPB forecasts the economic situation in the Netherlands this year and next year. Estimates are made for a smooth Brexit where trade with the UK will continue on the basis of a new agreement. If, however, … Read more