A Guide to DoingBusiness in the Netherlands
Dutch Market Insights
The Netherlands is an industrialised and competitive market with a population of over 17 million. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has created a new set of challenges for the Dutch market.
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The Netherlands’ geographical position makes it an important hub for Europe’s transport. Known for its economic stability, it is one of the most open and outward looking economies in the world. The Netherlands is one of the EU’s largest exporters and the 7th largest globally. A trading nation of old, almost 80% of the country’s economy is based on foreign trade. In 2021, the country moved to fourth place in the IMD world competitiveness rankings.