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Успех в международной торговле зависит не только от вас и ваших клиентов. Изучите деловую информацию о странах, с которыми работаете, ознакомьтесь с различными бизнес-практиками, культурами, обычаями и экономикой.

At a Glance

With an area of 16,485 square miles (41,526 square kilometers) and a population of 16.4 million, the Netherlands is a small but formidable economic powerhouse. The country’s civilian workforce is 8.4 million strong—more than half the total population—and is concentrated in services (77.3%), industry (19.6%), manufacturing (13.2%) and agriculture (3.1%)

Financial Facts:
  • Estimated GDP (2007) of US$792 billion or US$45,600 per capita
  • GDP grew 3.5% from 2006-2007
  • Services account for 74% of GDP encompassing such areas as hotels, restaurants, transport, storage and communication, financial (banking and insurance) and business services and care
  • Industry generates 24% of GDP, which includes agro-industries, steel and aluminum, metal and engineering products, electric machinery and equipment, bulk chemicals, natural gas, petroleum products, transport equipment and microelectronics
  • Agriculture generates 2% of GDP

Although the private sector is the cornerstone of the economy, the Netherlands has an important and vibrant public sector. The government plays a significant role through permit requirements and regulations pertaining to almost every aspect of economic activity. The government combines a rigorous and stable microeconomic policy with wide-ranging structural and regulatory reforms.

Perhaps you’re interested in establishing a partnership with one of the country’s exporters. You may be considering joint ventures with Dutch companies, franchise or licensing opportunities or sales of your products and services in the Netherlands. Whatever your interests and needs, the resources provided here will lead you to information that can support your entry into this market.

The Federation of International Trade Associations reports that the Netherlands is a strong proponent of free trade and is a member of international forums like WTO and OECD. There are no significant trade or investment barriers existing in the country. The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce adds thatthe population is highly educated, internationally oriented and largely multilingual.