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SIB Individual trade fair participation

21-06-2022

With the SIB Individual trade fair participation subsidy, you can participate in a trade fair in a country of your choice and promote your product or service to potential customers. Trade fair participation allows you to connect with possible trading partners and investors.

SIB Individual trade fair participation is part of Support International Business (SIB). With this subsidy, you can (partly) finance various activities that help you take the next step in international trade.

For whom?

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean territories can apply for the SIB subsidy. You must know which foreign market you want to export your product or service to. Also, you must show that you have the capacity and ambition to take the next step in expanding your business internationally.

Subsidy amount

The subsidy covers 50% of expenses up to €2,500.

Conditions

  • The trade fair targets international exhibitors and visitors;
  • You must publicly advertise the trade fair;
  • The trade fair will take place within 12 months after applying;
  • You will use the subsidy only to cover the costs of rental and construction expenses.

How to apply

Follow these 2 steps to apply for this subsidy:

  1. Request a quotation from the trade fair's organiser. The quotation contains the costs of (virtual) stand rental and construction.
  2. Apply for the subsidy within 3 months after receiving the quotation.

You or an intermediary must apply for the subsidy. The intermediary cannot be linked with the organiser of the activity. Also, the SIB subsidy cannot be applied for by the same party paid with this grant.

Apply for a subsidy from the Netherlands

If you apply for a subsidy from the Netherlands, you will need eHerkenning level 2+. If you do not have this, please first request eHerkenning. The application process will take a few days.

Apply for a subsidy from the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom

If you are applying for a subsidy from the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom:

  1. Use the designated form to apply from the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom.
  2. Complete this form and send it to Netherlands Enterprise Agency with the quotation and the advisor's resume.

After your application

We process complete applications only and in order of receipt. The date you sent the completed application is the date of receipt. You will receive a notification of our decision within 13 weeks.

If we approve your application, we will pay the subsidy to you within 2 weeks. We will determine the subsidy 21 weeks after the subsidy date.

Random checks

We carry out random checks on subsidy applications. If we select your application for a check, we will ask you to provide extra information. If you do not respond to our request in time, it will affect granting of the subsidy. You will risk having to pay back the subsidy plus a fine.

Report changes on time

Do you need to adjust your application after we have granted the subsidy? Please notify us before the end of the exhibition.

For subsidy applications from the Netherlands

  1. Visit mijn.rvo.nl/sib-individuele-deelname (in Dutch);
  2. Choose the Beheren button and log in;
  3. Go to your case and choose what you want to change.

For subsidy applications from the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom

Report your changes to sib@rvo.nl.

Remember to notify us about any changes. Not notifying us may have implications on granting the subsidy. You will risk having to pay back the subsidy plus a fine.

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