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Netherlands confirms tax treaty negotiation priorities

AMSTERDAM:  Netherlands will seek to resume discussions towards double taxation avoidance treaties with several countries in 2018, including the United States, the Government has said. The Dutch Government will attempt to begin tax treaty talks with at least seven countries this year, including Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Morocco, Austria, and Portugal, according to an update on the Dutch tax ... Read More »

Dutch parent banks hit by cyber attacks

AMSTERDAM: Servers at ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank have been subject to a DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service attack, where a server connected to the internet is overflooded with data requests, and subsequently crashes. ABN Amro’s infrastructure was the first to be targeted. On Saturday, the bank’s home and mobile banking services became unavailable for a few hours. The ... Read More »

Netherland strength trims scrap exporters’ gains

AMSTERDAM: A resurgence in prices made 2017 a strong year for global scrap exporters after a challenging 2015 and 2016. But a strengthening of the euro over the year cut into the gains made by European suppliers on dollar-denominated cfr Turkey sales compared with suppliers from other destinations. An increase in steel demand and prices in 2017 boosted Turkish steelmakers’ ... Read More »

Netherlands installed 853 MW of solar in 2017

AMSTERDAM: Netherlands saw the addition of new PV systems with a combined capacity of 853 MW last year, according to the “Nationaal Solar Trendrapport 2018” released by Good!/Solar Solutions. If confirmed by official numbers, last year’s results would represent a growth of 328 MW and 60% compared to 2016, which had been the country’s record year in terms of solar ... Read More »

Netherland Fruit exports surpass the 2b

AMSTERDAM: Exporters  stated that Peruvian fruit exports in all their presentations  between January and November 2017 amounted to US $ 2.025 billion, i.e. 20% more than in the same period of 2016. The manager of Agricultural exports of the guild, Paula Carrion Tello, said that fresh fruit exports accounted for 89.2% of total exports, but that exports of frozen, canned ... Read More »

Netherland Export growth over 9 percent in November

AMSTERDAM: Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the total volume of goods exports grew by 9.4 percent in November 2017 relative to November 2016. Relative growth was higher than in October 2017. In November, exports of machinery, appliances and cars increased again most notably. The volume of imports was 5.3 percent up on November2016. Import growth was also higher than in ... Read More »

Netherlands expels Eritrea top diplomat over diaspora tax

AMSTERDAM: In a bold move, the Netherlands have declared Eritrea’s charge d’affaires “persona non grata.” Eritrea has been enforcing a tax on expatriates amounting to 2 percent of their earnings, according to Dutch officials. Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra announced the Netherlands’ decision on Wednesday to expel Eritrea’s top diplomat in the country after being warned to end the African ... Read More »

Netherland Blueberry exports grew 57% in 2017

AMSTERDAM: In 2017 Peru exported 41,329 tons of blueberries, i.e. 57% more than the 26,327 tons dispatched in 2016, stated the general manager of the Association of Producers of Blueberries of Peru (ProArandanos), Sergio del Castillo Valderrama. He also said that blueberry shipments in 2017 amounted to US $350,831,000, which is 46.17% more than the US $240 million achieved in ... Read More »

Netherland Vegetable exports from Ghana

AMSTERDAM: Ghana’s phyosanitary systems means vegetable exports worth $15 million a year are continuing once again after the lifting of a Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission ban imposed in 2015. The lifting of the suspension, imposed due to concerns about the management of four quarantine pests including false codling moth, whitefly, thrips and fruit fly, ... Read More »

Quinoa trade has tripled in four years

AMSTERDAM: In 2016, the Netherlands imported approximately 5.5 million kilograms of quinoa seeds, a record amount and more than three times the volume of 2012. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on new analyses of trade figures. Quinoa exports have increased as well, from 1.4 million kg in 2012 to 3.5 million kg in 2016; in the first half of ... Read More »

Netherlands chicken and egg imports latest to be banned by UAE

AMSTERDAM: The UAE has banned the import of chicken and eggs from the Netherlands following an alert from the World Organisation for Animal Health on a highly contagious H5N8 bird flu strain. The ban extends to domestic, wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and non-heat treated by-products from the Netherlands. More than 150,000 chickens were culled in the ... Read More »

Netherland Grape exports grew by 4%

AMSTERDAM: The manager of Agricultural exports of the Association of Exporters (ADEX), Paula Carrion Tello, stated that grapes were Peru’s most exported fruit, and that Piura’s grape production was equalling that of Ica, a region that has stood out as the main supplier of the local and international markets for many years. She also said that 30% of the grape ... Read More »

Dozens of new dutch law set for 2018 INCL

AMSTERDAM: With the new year starting, the Dutch government is implementing a number of new laws and changing some existing ones. Here follows some highlights on the laws that are changing next year. With a week of this year still left, more law changes may be added. The government divided the law changes into several categories. Under the work and ... Read More »

Dutch tax Administration to tax pensions of Belgian workers working in the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM: The Belgian and Dutch government treasuries are engaged in a tug of war around the second pillar of the pension. This was reported on Thursday in Belang Van Limburg. As part of an agreement between the two countries, such pensions are currently taxed in Belgium, but the DTA considers that this system is not taking shape as originally anticipated. ... Read More »

ICO led by former dutch bank boss raises €11.5m

AMSTERLANSD: The first investment round of ICO HeadStart, a recently established crypto company headed by former DSB bank boss Dirk Scheringa, is now closed.  The ICO raised a massive 10.2 million euros over its first weekend. The other 1.3 million euros was raised over the past week. The bulk of the money, 8.8 million euros, came from so-called ‘angel investors ... Read More »

Moroccan imports are more valued every year

AMSTERDAM: The Moroccan import season is, once again, in full swing. Different fruit and vegetable varieties are being imported by the Netherlands, and then distributed throughout Europe. Dutch importer, Wilko van der Zwaard, owner of Wilko Fruit, which is based in Breda, has been involved in Moroccan imports for many years. He sees the Moroccan fresh market growing rapidly. It ... Read More »

The Netherlands is Davao Region’s top export destination,

AMSTERDAM: The Department of Trade and Industry in the Philippine Davao Region reported that the Netherlands are the region’s biggest export destination as of the first half of 2017. Citing data from the Philippine statistics Authority in Davao Region, the exports to the Netherlands are valued at 159.07 million dollars. However, learned that the Netherlands are not the final ... Read More »

Gas exports to Netherlands from Britain via BBL possible from autumn 2019,

AMSTERDAM: The transportation of gas to the Netherlands from Britain through the BBL pipeline will be made possible for the first time from the autumn of 2019, operator BBL Company said on Thursday. Currently, gas can only physically be transported through the BBL from the Netherlands to Britain. However, through modifications to the pipeline network at the compressor station at ... Read More »

Netherlands may top export destination: Davao Region

AMSTERDAM: The Department of Trade and Industry in Davao Region reported that the Netherlands is the region’s biggest export destination as of the first half of 2017. Citing data from the Philippine Statistics Authority in Davao Region (PSA 11), export value to the Netherlands was pegged at $159.07 million. Data from the statistics agency also showed that a bulk of ... Read More »

S. Korea bans poultry imports from Netherlands,

AMSTERDAM: South Korea will ban imports of poultry from the Netherlands, as the European country has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday. The move came after the Netherlands confirmed a highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza (AI) strain at a local duck farm and reported it to the World Organization for Animal Health on ... Read More »