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Matchmaking services for logistics partnerships in Europe

Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC) – Dutch: Nederland Distributieland (NDL) – is a private, non-profit organization providing matchmaking services for logistics partnerships in Europe.

Are you looking to enter the European Market? Choose The Netherlands and reach 244 million consumers within 1000 kilometers. The Netherlands is your reliable partner to introduce you to Europe. With our world-class airport, top-ranked seaports and high-speed road, rail and broadband networks.  When you want to enter the European consumer market you want to get your advice from a trusted partner. Holland International Distribution Council will help you to find the right path to a successful entry in the European Market.

HIDC represents the Dutch logistics sector, and helps international companies make a smooth entry into the European market through the region’s leading gateway, the Netherlands.

  • HIDC provides the answers to European supply chain challenges.
  • Regulatory compliance is an essential component of international trade.
  • With that in mind, HIDC helps companies use their own strengths to maximize their benefits.
  • A solid and transparent supply chain ensures hassle-free operations within the EU.

Furthermore, our experienced staff advises large and smaller companies on ways to minimize costs of supply chain operations in the European market.

We can help you find the reliable logistics partner that suits your needs best, based on our extensive member base, years of experience and in-depth knowledge of European logistics. Meet our logistics service providers.

Let us introduce you to our favorable business climate

The Netherlands is acknowledged by being in the top of the World Bank Logistics Performance Index for years and has a good business climate for an optimal European Supply Chain.  The Dutch favorable business climate and taxes, like VAT deferment, guarantee a positive investment climate for your multinational business. The wide tax treaty network, special measures for expats and certainty in advance of future tax positions will help your multinational business to thrive in the Netherlands.

With our business-friendly customs and VAT deferment The Netherlands is a very attractive country to enter the European market.

The Netherlands is the perfect place to set up your European Distribution Center

In competitor comparison, The Netherlands stands out. We are number one in infrastructure, language skills, connectivity, skilled labor and transportation. Making us the logistics specialist in Europe. We are also in the top rank when it comes to innovation, international experience, quality of life and investment promotion.

The Netherlands is the gateway to Europe

Being the most competitive EU country and 4th worldwide. And when looking at the market, many distribution centers are located in The Netherlands. Whether you need a fashion DC or a chemical DC; when it comes down to logistics, The Netherlands knows the way. No matter what kind of DC your product or service needs. With the broad offer in logistics service providers there is always a solution to your specific requirement.

Excellent workforce for your logistics needs

The Netherlands demographics shows Holland not only has the highest percentage of labor force as percentage of the population in Europe but the Dutch workforce also outranks many of its competitors when it comes to productivity, largely as a result of Holland’s high standard of education and training and pragmatic labor laws and commitment to IT investment.The Dutch are fluent in English. Some 90% of Dutch speak English — the language of business worldwide — and many people are multilingual.

All advisory services are free of charge, totally confidential and without any obligation.

HIDC works closely together with the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate. Their offices are located in North America, Asia and Europe. Contact us now.

We can help you find the reliable logistics partner that suits your needs best, based on our extensive member base, years of experience and in-depth knowledge of European logistics.