Guide

Exporting to the Netherlands

Advantages and challenges of exporting to the Netherlands

There are advantages and also potential challenges for NI companies doing business in the Netherlands.

Advantages include:

  • member of EU single market
  • similar culture to the UK
  • easy access to the market as located close to UK
  • early adopter of new technology
  • one of the world's most open economies

Challenges include:

Doing business in the Netherlands does not present major challenges to UK companies as the Dutch market is similar to the UK.

However, the market is very open, and therefore highly competitive. NI companies should be well prepared in order to meet the competition from both domestic and international companies.