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Dutch onion exports could also affect Panama fruit exports


AMSTERDAM: The excessive import of onions from the Netherlands, a country that is affected by the presence of the Ditylenchus dipsaci nematode (Parasite), might affect the domestic production of onions and fruit exports of pineapple, banana and melon, according to producers. These sectors could really be affecting exports of these products as exports of these products during the first quarter ... Read More »

Netherlands tops Davao’s export destination in Q1


DAVAO/AMSTERDAM: Netherlands was Davao Region’s top export destination in the first quarter of 2017 with a value of $73.37 million. Data from Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Davao showed that the region’s number one export commodity to the Netherlands in the first quarter of this year were from the coconut (copra) crude oil at $69.10 million, which was an increase ... Read More »

Dutch probe into intellectual property tax avoidance


AMSTERDAM: The individual who manages intellectual property rights for music groups including the Rolling Stones and U2 has denied that corporate structures were set up in the Netherlands to avoid tax in recent parliamentary testimony. On June 12, Jan Favie, a director of Promogroup B.V. and U2 Ltd, the companies which manage the two bands’ global IP rights, was called ... Read More »

Dutch exports continue to rise but less gas was sent abroad


AMSTERDAM: The volume of goods exported by the Netherlands was 2.9% higher in April compared to the year-earlier period, according to provisional figures published by the the national statistics office CBS on Wednesday. However growth was lower than in March when exports rose by 6% year-on-year. Imports were marginally lower in April, the CBS added. The April export figure reveals ... Read More »

Dutch economy seen growing at fastest pace in a decade: Central bank


AMSTERDAM: The Dutch central bank on Monday raised its 2017 forecast for economic growth in the Netherlands to 2.5%, saying strong international trade and corporate investments will bring the strongest expansion in a decade. The Dutch National Bank in January had forecast 2.3% growth for this year. “Things are going very well at the moment,” DNB director Job Swank told ... Read More »

Royal IHC cooperating with shipping company PT Humpuss‎ for dredging of Indonesian waterways


AMSTERDAM: The Dutch dredger Royal IHC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian shipping company PT Humpuss‎ on cooperation in the field of dredging projects in Indonesia. PT Humpuss‎ intends to expand its shipping business, for which it will be necessary, with the help of the specialized fleet of IHC, to bring the depths along the shipping waterways of ... Read More »

US LNG cargoes arrive in Poland, Netherlands, first into northern Europe

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The first two US LNG cargoes to reach northern Europe have now landed in Poland and the Netherlands, marking a historic new chapter in the US LNG export sector that began with the first Lower 48 deliveries to world markets in February last year. The Clean Ocean and Arctic Discoverer, which both departed the Sabine Pass LNG export facility last ... Read More »

First U.S. LNG tankers to Poland and Netherlands to arrive today (June 7)

A man looks as the world's biggest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker DUHAIL as she crosses through the Suez Canal April 1, 2008.  REUTERS/Stringer

The first liquefied natural gas tankers from the United States to Poland and the Netherlands are both expected to arrive today (June 7), according to shipping data. Arctic Discoverer, capable of carrying about 2.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas, is headed for the Netherlands, while the Clean Ocean, with a capacity of around 3.2 bcf, is headed for the ... Read More »

SCED to visit Netherlands and France

Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr. Gregory So

HONG KONG: The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr. Gregory So, will leave Hong Kong tomorrow (June 6) for duty visits to Schiphol and The Hague in the Netherlands and Paris, France, from June 6 to 8. During his visits, Mr. So will meet with the local business community in Schiphol to strengthen Hong Kong’s commerce and economic ties ... Read More »

Ghana looks to stop onion imports from the Netherlands

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ACCRA: The Netherlands Embassy in Ghana has described as unacceptable Ghana’s importation of onions and other vegetables from Holland when they could be grown locally. The embassy has therefore offered to provide support to producers of vegetables in Ghana to meet domestic consumption as well as increase exports to the world. “It’s really sad to know that Ghana is still ... Read More »

Dutch firms must be more export-minded: Report


AMSTERDAM: Despite the fact that the Netherlands has the second largest trade surplus in the EU, Dutch companies must become more export-conscious, an advisory report for the next government claims, the Financieele Dagblad said on Friday. The Dutch trade surplus in 2016 was the second-highest in the EU at 10.9% of GDP. Ireland was far and away the highest at ... Read More »

Netherlands’ Port of Rotterdam: Increase in throughput of biofuels

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Bij containeroverslagbedrijf ECT op de Maasvlakte worden containers overgeslagen met behulp van kranen en agv's.
Foto; Freek van Arkel/Havenbedrijf Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM: The throughput of biofuels in Rotterdam, Europe’s premier port for the storage and handling of biofuels, increased over the past year. The total throughput volume rose to 4.8 million tonnes – an increase of over 6% compared to 2015. The strongest growth in the past year was recorded in the biodiesel (1) segment, which increased by 23% to 3.5 ... Read More »

AmEx must share Dutch account info with IRS


AMSTERDAM: American Express Co. must produce information to U.S. tax authorities seeking the identities of Dutch residents with debit or credit cards linked to bank accounts outside the Netherlands. The Internal Revenue Service requested the information to help the Dutch government determine if people living outside the Netherlands are complying with tax laws, according to a Justice Department statement on ... Read More »

Dutch tax payers to bear €41.4m as Royal budget


AMSTERDAM: This year the Royal Family will cost the government budget, and Dutch taxpayers, 41.4 million Euros, according to Business Insider. That includes the “constitutional benefit” for King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Princess Beatrix as well as expense compensation for them. This year the King receives 888 thousand Euros in constitutional benefit, Queen Maxima gets 352 thousand Euros and Princess ... Read More »

Dutch Randstad’s Q1 revenue hikes 6%


AMSTERDAM: First-quarter revenue at Randstad Holding NV rose 6% on an organic basis, which excludes the impact of currency, acquisitions and divestitures and adjusts for working days. European markets fueled the growth, with revenue up 23% on an organic basis in Italy and up 10% on an organic basis in Belgium & Luxembourg. Revenue edged up 1% on an organic ... Read More »

Netherlands must improve investment climate: DTIB


AMSTERDAM: If the Netherlands is to continue to grow as an international trading country, then it must have the best fiscal investment climate in Europe, according to a report by the semi-governmental Dutch Trade & Investment Board (DTIB). The DTIB report also said that talented students, start-ups, entrepreneurs, skilled labourers and scientists should be encouraged to remain the the Netherlands, ... Read More »

Dutch port Rotterdam forecasts climate change


AMSTERDAM: Rotterdam’s port area is effectively protected against floods. While most of the port area is situated outside the dikes, these port sites are elevated relatively high above sea level and are partly protected by storm surge barriers. Only under particularly extreme weather conditions will a small number of companies be affected by limited flooding. This is one of the ... Read More »

Dutch trade delegation visits Zambia

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CHISAMBA: A Dutch trade Mission comprising eighteen companies engaged in poultry and milk production is expected in Zambia on Tuesday to exhibit at the fourth coming Agrictech Expo Zambia in Chisamba. The Trade mission which is the largest will also have companies that are engaged in the production of software for poultry management. Netherlands Embassy Trade Advisor, Nkuruma Kalaluka says ... Read More »

China-Netherlands economic cooperation forum held in The Hague


THE HAGUE: A total of 41 intentions of cooperation were reached among more than 100 Chinese and Dutch enterprises during the the first edition of “China-Netherlands Economic Cooperation Forum” held Friday. The event was also hailed as a major event to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Chinese Ambassador to the Netherlands ... Read More »

Dutch industry is increasingly dependent upon exports

Cars for export stand in a parking area at a shipping terminal in the harbour of the German northern town of Bremerhaven, late October 8, 2012. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

AMSTERDAM: Dutch industry is largely reliant on exports with 70% of sales in 2015 going abroad, according to a report by the national statistics office CBS published on Wednesday. This is the highest percentage in 20 years. The industrial sector is far more dependent upon exports than the economy is as a whole, with only 32% of the economy export-dependent. ... Read More »