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The Netherlands: a chemical powerhouse

Why?

The Netherlands is a chemical powerhouse in Europe
Home to 19 of the top 25 leading chemical companies
Central location within the European consumer market
244 million consumers within 1000 kilometers reach
Excellent connectivity to Europe and all continents
The Netherlands is home to excellent sea and airport facilities
World class fiscal and business environment
High quality and competitive cost
Value Added Logistics for Chemical products
Flexible, productive and highly educated labor force

The Netherlands, a chemical powerhouse ready to optimize your logistics

The port of Rotterdam ranks #1 on quality of port infrastructure

Source: World Economic Forum, Global Competitiveness Report 2017/2018
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The Netherlands is home to 19 of the top 25 leading chemical companies. And for good reason. The Netherlands is the best logistic performer in Europe. With it’s extensive infrastructure and specialized logistic service providers (LSPs) we know how to optimize your European supply chain.

Best connected country surrounded by chemical and industrial clusters

The majority of European chemical and industrial clusters are within a 500 km radius thanks to Holland’s strategic location in Northwest Europe. We are the best connected country in the world with an extensive infrastructure in addition to main ports, including multimodal hinterland connections and pipelines. World port Rotterdam is the starting point of a comprehensive pipeline network for petrochemical products, ethylene, propylene and industrial gases.

Supportive business environment

Chemicals are a priority sector for the Dutch government. Meaning you benefit from supportive fiscal and business legislation. When it comes down to trade facilitation The Netherlands is the world’s best overall performer with a score of 93%, while the EU’s average is 62%. We not only excel in a supportive business environment. The Netherlands has a highly-educated, multilingual workforce. Offering a high level of research and expertise in industrial bio-technology, high performance materials and fine chemicals.

Specialized LSPs for transportation, storage and handling of chemicals

The strict safety regulations and sustainability requirements in Europe regarding the chemical industry are becoming more extended and complex. Requiring knowledge not only about chemicals but also regulation. Many Dutch LSPs are specialized in the transport and storage/handling of chemicals and have the highest ‘BRZO-VR’ classification. Dozens of Dutch LSPs are specialized in warehousing hazardous goods.

And did you know that with a fiscal representative you are completely VAT compliant, even without having an entity in Europe? Value added services like fiscal representation, bonded warehousing and control towers will enable your company to handle the increasing customer demands and answer to the safety regulations and sustainability requirements.

When it comes down to chemistry, The Netherlands knows the way!

 

The strict safety regulations and sustainability requirements in Europe regarding the chemical industry are becoming more extended and complex. Requiring knowledge not only about chemicals but also regulation. Many Dutch LSPs are specialized in the transport and storage/handling of chemicals and have the highest ‘BRZO-VR’ classification. Dozens of Dutch LSPs are specialized in warehousing hazardous goods.