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Used car from abroad threat to Netherlands climates goals


AMSTERDAM: Used cars from abroad are more popular than ever in the Netherlands, and that is bad news for the government’s climate ambitions, according to car dealers’ association RAI. In the first three months of this year, the Dutch imported a record number of over 56 thousand used cars from abroad, ANP reports. Nearly a third of these imported used cars ... Read More »

Dutch energy Ddcisions impact foreign investment


AMESTERDAM: Trading relations between the European Union and the United States are under pressure in a way not felt for many years. For decades, the U.S. has been the largest source of foreign direct investment into Europe, based on a strong partnership of common values on rules, taxation and fair financial rewards shared across national capitals. However, that status quo ... Read More »

Dutch diesel tax hike postponed because of IT issues


AMSTERDAM: The Dutch tax authorities have announced they will postpone the introduction of a new diesel tax that was planned for 1 January 2019. The tax on diesel cars without a factory-installed particle filter was set to go up 15% next year. For an average passenger car, this would represent a €225 per year increase. The newspaper reports IT problems ... Read More »

Netherlands crude oil refinery outlook to 2021


AMSTERDAM: Netherlands Crude Oil Refinery Outlook to 2021” is a comprehensive report on crude oil refinery industry in Netherlands. The report provides oil consumption, exports and imports details from 2000 to 2020 along with oil reserves for the period 2000 to 2015. The report also provides details on oil refineries such as name, type, operational status, operator apart from capacity ... Read More »

The Netherlands non-EU exports grow relatively faster than EU ones


AMSTERDAM: The value of Dutch exports rose by 10% or €43.5bn to €469bn in 2017, with exports to non-EU countries increasing at twice the rate as those to EU member states, the national statistics office CBS reported on Friday. Exports to Russia and South Korea were particularly strong, the CBS said. The value of exports to countries outside the EU ... Read More »

Record number of used cars imported into the Netherlands


AMSTERDAM: In the first quarter of 2018, a record number of 61,530 used cars has been imported into the Netherlands, reports VWE Automotive. It is the first time more than 50,000 used cars have been imported into the country. In all, 197,726 used cars were imported in 2017, a 17.5% increase. In January 2018, the number was 18,000 vehicles, another ... Read More »

Dutch offshore wind plans to offset Groningen gas cuts


AMSTERDAM: Plans for offshore wind farms and new power cables are expected to help facilitate Dutch government plans to close coal plants and end gas production at the Groningen field by 2030, an analysis by S&P Global Platts shows.We have essentially all coal units retiring by 2030 and not much gas running [in the power sector], with Dutch demand largely ... Read More »

Semarang student uses Bitcoin to buy ecstasy from Netherlands


AMSTERDAM: A student from the University of Diponegoro in Semarang, Central Java, has allegedly used bitcoins to pay for nine ecstasy pills that he had ordered from the Netherlands. A team from the Central Java Narcotics Agency (BNNP) arrested the suspect near his boarding house in Tembalang, Semarang, on March 26. “He bought the drugs through a Bitcoin transaction amounting ... Read More »

New Dutch government planning to reform the tax system


AMSTERDAM: Currently, there are 4 tax brackets in the Dutch tax system and the percentage of tax you pay depends on your earnings per year. If you have a yearly taxable income of up to 19.981 euros, then you fall under the first tax bracket and will pay 36,55 percent in tax. The next bracket concerns those earning 19.982 euros up to ... Read More »

High quality vegetable seed production logistic hub launched in Penang


AMSTERDAM: The Netherland-based Enza Zaden Asia Holding Sdn Bhd has officially opened a headquarters and logistics hub at the Penang Science Park in Batu Kawan here with total investment value of RM50 million. The investment was accomplished through discussions sealed between the company and the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) back in 2015. Its chief operating officer Jaap Mazereeuw said ... Read More »

Dutch customs officers found 58kg of heroin destined for Liverpool in shipment from Iran


AMSTERDAM: A massive shipment of heroin destined for Liverpool was stopped by the authorities in the Netherlands. Customs officers discovered 58kg of the Class A drug when they searched a container on a ship as it travelled through Rotterdam. The cargo is thought to have been sent from Iran – often used as a transit route by drug traffickers looking to move ... Read More »

Electricals Retailing Netherlands Market Analysis 2018


AMSTERDAM: Market Shares, Summary & Forecasts to 2021 provides data for historic and forecast retail sales, and also includes information on the business environment and country risk related to the Netherlands retail environment. In addition, it analyzes the key consumer trends influencing Netherland electrical retail market. Electricals accounted for 8.1% of overall retail sales in 2016. Sales stood at €9.3 ... Read More »

Netherlands Ambassador says Ghana’s poultry will do Well


AMSTERDAM: Netherlands Ambassador however, predicted a potential growth of the country’s local poultry industry in the next few years, due to an increase of six per cent consumption of chicken per year. But, Mr Strikker expressed discomfort that consumption of chicken had not kept pace with demand in Ghana due to high cost of poultry feed, inadequate processing and inefficient ... Read More »

Dutch animal welfare party proposes ban on ritual slaughter


AMSTERDAM: The Dutch animal welfare party submitted draft legislation proposing to ban all slaughter of animals without stunning.The Party for the Animals’ new bill follows the passing in 2010 of a different bill that banned the custom, which is practiced by Jews and Muslims. The anti-Islam Party for Freedom, a right-wing populist movement, and several other parties joined the 2010 ... Read More »

Stop $2m food import produce locally Netherlands


AMSTERDAM: Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Ron striker who said this in Accra, yesterday, observed that Ghana, mainly imports products like rice, sugar, frozen chicken and oil which could be easily produced in the country. Mr. Striker who was speaking at the launch of the first Value Added Agriculture Expo in West Africa, slated for August 2 to 4 in ... Read More »

Man ordered cocaine from Netherlands


AMSTERDAM: Conor Ewood Atkinson, of Beech Grove, pleaded guilty to production of cocaine to the island, attempting to possess cocaine, possessing ecstasy, possessing LSD, possessing DOB (a psychedelic drug), and possessing amphetamine. He was committed to the Court of General Gaol Delivery to appear today (March 16) after Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes deemed the offences too serious for the ... Read More »

Dutch embassy issues statement on the importation of onions


AMESTARDAM: The embassy of the Netherlands spoke about the production and export of onions, due to the recent questions about Panama’s Dutch onion imports.  The embassy’s statement stresses that Panama and the Netherlands agreed on a protocol for the importation of Dutch onions to Panama in 2016. This protocol established, among other things, that Dutch onions can only be sold ... Read More »

DA bans poultry imports from Netherlands


AMSTERDAM: Department of Agriculture (DA) has temporarily banned the importation of poultry and other poultry products from The Netherlands amid reports that the European country was hit with bird flu. In a memorandum, the DA cited a report from the World Organization for Animal Health saying that The Netherlands was hit by H5N6, a highly pathogenic bird flu strain which ... Read More »

Netherlands leads to arrest of Lehigh Acres man


AMSTERDAM: A Lehigh Acres man was arrested after authorities connected him to a package shipped from the Netherlands that was allegedly filled with drugs. Nelson Pechter, 31, was arrested at his home in the 900 block of Hillcrest Avenue on Thursday. According to an arrest report from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, a package to Pechter from the Netherlands was selected ... Read More »

Netherland 2017 avocado exports totalled $580m


AMSTERDAM: Peru exported 247,000 tons of avocados worth $580 million in 2017, positioning itself as the world’s second-largest supplier of this fruit. According to the Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry, shipments of this Peruvian product mainly Hass avocados grew in volume (27%) and value (46%) compared to 2016. The main destinations for this fruit were the Netherlands, the United States, Spain, ... Read More »