Finding business partners

Are you looking for a business partner abroad? Please contact us or consult the information below.

The Dutch local embassy or consulate

The Netherlands has embassies in capital cities, consulates in key economic centres and Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSOs) in other regions with potential for Dutch companies. They are familiar with local markets, highlight opportunities and give practical advice. Sometimes they can also open doors that others cannot.

Dutch embassy or consulate in your own country

Agricultural attaché network

The agricultural attaché network (Dutch) offers support to all Dutch companies in the agricultural sector that are interested in doing business abroad. The agricultural attachés or agricultural counsellors are advisors that, along with their teams, support Dutch companies in over 70 countries. Working from the economic departments of embassies and consulates worldwide, they are capable of getting you in touch with the right agricultural business partner.

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

The Enterprise Europe Network supports SMEs operating in international trade and innovation. They help you find a business partner in more than 60 countries in Europe and beyond.
Find your match through a profile database for requests for cooperation, and supply and demand from more than 50 countries. These are companies that are looking for agents, distributors or production partners, but also partners for technological development, license agreements and R&D. You can also have your own profile included in the database:

Sector specific information

Are you looking for specific Dutch trade and industry organisations?

Chamber of Commerce

The Dutch Chamber of Commerce can provide (digital) information about doing business abroad. They are also your point of contact for any questions about export documents.
Business Register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce

Doing business in emerging markets?

Centre for the promotion of imports from developing countries (CBI)

As well as publishing relevant market information on several topics, The CBI helps entrepreneurs from developing countries introduce their products and services into the European market. CBI also connects European businesses to reliable, certified suppliers geared to doing business with European partners.

Regional Business Developers

Regional Business Developers support entrepreneurs (both SMEs and large companies), universities and research institutes in reaching their international goals for trade, investment or cooperation on projects.

Regional Business Developers, working at Dutch embassies, are active in five regions to allow Dutch companies to benefit even more from trade, investment and R&D opportunities.Through Regional Business Developers (RBDs), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to increase the market presence of Dutch entrepreneurs in Latin America, Western Africa, the Gulf region, ASEAN countries, and Scandinavia and the Balkans. In these regions there are substantial opportunities for increasing Dutch trade and investments.


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