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Investment framework and opportunities in the Netherlands

Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
Acquisition of Holdings
A majority holding interest in the capital of a Dutch company is legal. Depending on the sector the target company is operating in, specific regulatory approvals or notifications may be required. This is the case for acquisitions of target companies operating in the financial, healthcare or energy sectors.
Obligation to Declare
No specific text of law regulates foreign direct investments. Their regime is adjusted the refine applied for national investments. The supervision of mergers is shared by Dutch and European authorities.
Competent Organisation For the Declaration
Dutch Ministry of Finance
Requests For Specific Authorisations
The Netherlands does not have foreign restrictions to investments. However, in some specific strategic sectors, limitations apply for national security purposes. These sectors are: defence and security, energy, public broadcasting, finance, transportation, the media, postal services.

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
Invest in Holland (Foreign Investment Agency of the Netherlands)
Holland Trade and Invest (Foreign Trade Agency of the Netherlands)
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
EBP, Tenders and Projects in Netherlands
Tenders Info, Tenders in Netherlands
Ted - Tenders Electronic daily, Business opportunities in EU 27
DgMarket, Tenders Worldwide
Other Useful Resources (Dutch Government's information platform for entrepreneurs)

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