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Blog: Japan & The Netherlands: a perfect combination


Striving for perfection within your supply chain? The Netherlands understands and delivers

Japanese products are in high demand in Europe. Consumer trust is big, thanks to the high quality of Japanese products. When you are looking to expand your market to continental Europe, it is therefore crucial you find a partner that understands your constant striven to perfection. And can help deliver that.

Stable and reliable pro-business climate
With our long history in international trade The Netherlands understands it is all about customer experience. Delivering a constant high-quality product. Creating perfection. Not only as end-result, but in the processes as well. The environment, welfare, safety, people, they are all crucial parts when striving for perfection.

The Netherlands is known for creating the best environment to set-up and establish a successful business. With its stable, reliable pro-business climate and high quality of life. Our straightforward way of doing business, and our innovative, flexible and solutions-orientated approach help create the best customer experience. Whether that’s B2C or B2B.

Vat deferment and bonded warehousing
This is supported by our proximity to Europe’s main consumer markets; world-class seaport Rotterdam and airport Amsterdam-Schiphol; the extensive infrastructure and hinterland connections; and the ample high-end value-added services, upfront ruling, vat deferment and bonded warehouse possibilities. All key elements for creating the most efficient supply chain and best customer experience to your European customers.

World’s largest open trade zone
Expanding your business to Europe is now even more attractive thanks to the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, which went into force February 1, 2019. Japanese and European consumers and businesses can now take advantage of the largest open trade zone in the world. ( Doing business with and in Europe has become easier and cheaper, with import duties in some cases even dropped to 0%.

When you use The Netherlands as your gateway this will be reinforced by our pro-business climate. Creating a substantial cash flow advantage.

Soft landing
When you are looking to expand your business to continental Europe, The Netherlands provides a soft landing. Whether you need advice, support or just someone showing you the right way to your European consumer market. We’ll take care, so you can successfully unfold your business in continental Europe.

It is not without reason you’ll find many successful Japanese companies like Sony, Panasonic, Canon, Nippon Express and Kubota set up their European HQ in The Netherlands and excel. You can even find a large Japanese community, including doctors and schools. Making life and thus business even better.

Meet us at our logistics seminars in Japan
Interested in expanding your business? And know what we can do for you? Come meet us at our logistics seminars in September! We are hosting several logistics seminars in Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo.

  • The Netherlands Logistics seminar and networking reception in Osaka
    • Date: 10 September
    • Time: 14.30 – 18.30 (doors open at 14.00)
    • Address: 36F tower A Gran front Osaka, 4-20 Daishin cho, Kita ku, Osaka city
  • The Netherlands Logistics seminar and networking reception in Nagoya
    • Date: 11 September
    • Time: 14.30 – 18.30 (doors open at 14.00)
    • Address: 38F JR central towers, 1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura ku, Nagoya
  • The Netherlands Logistics seminar and networking reception in Tokyo
    • Date: 12 September
    • Seminar
    • Time: 14.00 – 16.45
    • Address: 6F Kikaishinko kaikan (Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry Building) 3-5-8 Shibakoen, Minato ku, Tokyo
    • Networking reception
    • Time: 17.00 – 18.30
    • Address: The ambassador’s residence in the Netherlands embassy, 3-6-3 Shibakoen, Minato ku, Tokyo

If you would like to attend one of the seminars and/or set up a meeting, please send an email to Jasper Eggebeen.

Looking for a stable supply chain from Japan to continental Europe, and a trustworthy partner that understands your pursuit to perfection and can help you deliver that? The Netherlands is your partner.

August 23rd 2019

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Jasper Eggebeen, Senior Supply Chain manager

Jasper Eggebeen

Senior Manager Supply Chain Solutions

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