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Dutch Trade and Investment Fund (DTIF)

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If your company is interested in doing business abroad, but is having trouble arranging the necessary financing, you could be eligible for funding by the Dutch Trade and Investment FundExternal link. DTIF offers loans, guarantees and export financing, helping businesses take the next step towards achieving their international ambitions. Foreign companies are eligible when they meet various conditions.

DTIF consists of two components: Investment and Exports. The fund has come to replace the Facility Emerging Markets (FOM) and Finance for International Business (FIB) financing instruments.

When do you qualify?

You business qualifies for DTIF if:

  • it is established in the Netherlands. Foreign companies qualify if they conduct substantial activities in our country. This means your Dutch operations generate sufficient revenues and profits through activities in the Netherlands for a co-financier to provide funding
  • you have a solid business plan and will be in a position to repay the funding
  • Your project will be implemented in accordance with the OESO guidelines for international corporate social responsibility (IMVO) for multinational companies

How to apply?

Fill out the DTIF quick scanExternal link with your concrete project idea and send it to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

Interactive online tool

Try this interactive online tool to check whether your application for financing or export credit insuranceExternal link is viable in just five minutes. The tool has been created for entrepreneurs with plans to import, export, invest or expand abroad. It comprises around 8 questions.

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