Dutch Trade and Investment Fund (DTIF)

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Interested in doing business abroad? Having trouble arranging the necessary financing? The Dutch Trade and Investment Fund (DTIF) offers loans, guarantees and export financing, helping you take the next step towards achieving your international ambitions.

DTIF consists of two components: Investment and Exports. The fund has come to replace the Facility Emerging Markets (FOM) and Finance for International Business (FIB) financing instruments.

For whom?

DTIF is intended for Dutch companies seeking to invest in or export to foreign markets. The fund was established in order to stimulate the globalisation of Dutch companies.


Please see the factsheets for more information about DTIF:

Difference between DTIF and DGGF

DTIF is closely linked to the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF). However, the two funds differ in terms of their target countries and the fact that DTIF does not offer funding for local SMEs.
DGGF is mainly focused on developing countries, whereas DTIF targets other foreign markets. DTIF is also open to all Dutch companies, whereas the DGGF exclusively services businesses in the SME sector.
In another crucial difference, DTIF offers a maximum funding amount of EUR 15 million for Investment, as opposed to a EUR 10 million threshold at DGGF.

For which countries?

DTIF is available to all countries which are not eligible for DGGF finance, with the exception of countries under sanction by the United Nations Security Council and/or the European Union. These applications will be assessed with extra scrutiny. The sanctions policy of the Security Council and/or European Union will be maintained in all cases.

DTIF Investment

Seeking to invest in one of the DTIF countries, and having trouble arranging the necessary funding from your bank? DTIF Investment might be able to help in the form of loans, guarantees and direct or indirect participation with a repayment obligation. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) serves as fund manager for this facility.


In order to qualify for the DTIF Investment facility, your company and project will have to meet various requirements.


DTIF can offer up to EUR 15 million in financial support for each project. The total budget is set at EUR 102 million.


Do you meet the various requirements? Do you think your project might qualify for this facility? Fill out a QuickScan and send it to RVO.nl.

DTIF Exports

Interested in exporting capital goods to one or more DTIF countries? DTIF Exports can help by offering export credit insurance and export funding. Atradius Dutch State Business serves as fund manager for this resource.

Official announcements

Decision on adoption of policy rules for DTIF funding, (Government Gazette, 31 August 2016)

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