What we can do for you in Southeast Asia

In cooperation with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) and a trade network of seven embassies and a consulate-general, the Netherlands' government provides support to Dutch entrepreneurs doing business in Southeast Asia and to those starting to explore the Southeast Asian market. Interested in learning more about what we can do for your business? Please contact us.

Knowledge and information for businesses

If you are planning to do business abroad, the government can provide you with the information you need. For example, on rules and regulations, cultural differences and practical matters.

Identifying opportunities for businesses

The government's international network flags international opportunities and trends for businesses, in partnership with local parties and governments.

Business networks and contacts

Whatever your plans for doing business abroad, you need the right international contacts to carry them through. Use the government's mission network to find new contacts, partners and customers. The network can advise you, provide contacts and open doors.

Promoting businesses and organisations

The government actively promotes the interests of companies and organisations abroad – by positioning companies, knowledge institutions and sectors, and by reducing trade barriers. For example, we can promote your company at trade fairs (see below). The government can also assist with business issues and local procedures.

Financing international business

If you want to do business in a new foreign market, find financing that matches your ambition. The government is here to help you. If your company needs financing in order to spread its wings abroad, the government can help. Ministries have a range of financing schemes (in Dutch) in place to help businesses at all stages of development. The schemes are implemented by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl).

ASEAN Business Dialogue: exploring opportunities

To support the fast growing interest from Dutch companies in doing business in this region, the ASEAN Business Dialogue was established by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is a series of events aiming to inform Dutch companies about the opportunities in the region and to provide a platform for networking. For more information, including about upcoming events, please see the link below.

Orange ASEAN: promoting sustainable business

To promote sustainable business in Southeast Asia, the Dutch government has established the Orange ASEAN initiative. It provides workplaces and networks in the region and offers research by dedicated teams for companies interested in exploring the market or in improving the sustainability of their production process. For more information, please see the link below and visit www.orangeasean.com.

‘NL exporteert’ app

This app provides up-to-date information necessary for doing international business. It contains an event agenda, economic and financial data, a country comparison, business opportunities, relevant contacts, etc. Download the app via the App Store or Google Play.