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Foreign market databases

This information is provided by Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Are you looking for new markets abroad, but haven’t decided on which country yet? Or are you looking for information on rules and regulations, the economic climate or promising business sectors in a specific country? The Netherlands Enterprise Agency offers information per country: landeninformatieExternal link (in Dutch). Much of the information on offer comes from renowned international databases. Some of these databases you can access directly, others require a login.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

SMEs in the Netherlands can freely access the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Commerce reports through the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. These reports contain information on the local rules and regulations for investing and doing business in circa 50 countries.

Create a login, 2-step method

  1. Are you listed as an SME in the Dutch Commercial Register? Then you can apply digitallyExternal link to gain access to the reports. EIU rules apply.
  2. After 1 or 2 working days, you’ll receive an email containing your login. You can then access the Country Commerce reports.

International Trade Centre (ITC)

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency holds the Dutch ITC-database TradeMap licence. This database offers data on trade flows and figures of goods and services (import and export). The information is available exclusively to businesses and organisations resident in the Netherlands.

Create a login, 2-step method

  1. Is your company or organisation based in the Netherlands? Then you can apply onlineExternal link to gain access to TradeMap.
  2. You will receive an access link, user name and login within two working days.

German Trade & Invest (GTAI)

German Trade & Invest (GTAI)External link is the agency for the promotion of foreign trade and investments in Germany. The website offers news and sector reports on foreign markets in English.

Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI)

The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI)External link offers information about several sectors in the European Union. Their aim is to stimulate imports from developing countries. The CBI publishes market information per country, as well as EU rules and regulations. You can find reports on several sectors, including:

  • agricultural and food industry
  • consumer goods
  • electronics
  • medical and pharmaceutical industry
  • machines and equipment
  • textile industry

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency