Public and private organisations on hand to help Dutch companies achieve
success in Germany
There are various organisations that provide support for companies considering a move
into Germany, and above all those wanting to look beyond North Rhine-Westphalia.
Public agencies that provide valuable assistance are Netherlands Enterprise Agency and, in
particular, the Dutch network of diplomatic missions in Germany, including the embassy
in Berlin, the consulates in Munich and Dusseldorf and the Netherlands Business Support
Offices in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig and Stuttgart. In addition to carrying out business
partner scans and identifying market opportunities for business, ‘Holland branding’ is an
increasingly important aspect of the missions’ role. South Germany is one of the regions they
focus on and, as already mentioned, this is the region where the greatest opportunities lie and
where the Netherlands should have larger market share. Apart from the diplomatic network,
the German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce provide various forms of support, including
advice on legal issues.
There are also some private organisations that can provide advice to
companies planning to expand in Germany, such as Gateway to Germany, a consultancy firm
that also organises trade missions and so-called ‘Zuliefertreffen’.