FAQ

The Netherlands Bangladesh Business Platform forms part of the partnership between the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dhaka (EKN) and Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Throughout the duration of the program, the legal owner of the website is Nyenrode Business Universiteit. After conclusion of the program, EKN will be the legal owner if not agreed otherwise.

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Dhaka, within its scope of economic diplomacy, has partnered with Nyenrode Business Universiteit in order to stimulate economic relations between the Netherlands and Bangladesh. Strategic aim of the Embassy is to strengthen bilateral commercial ties in a responsible manner and support the improvement of the Bangladeshi business environment with a spill-over effect that improves the lives of the poor. The duration of the program is three years, the partnership ends in March 2015.

You may contact the Nyenrode trade & investment officers (n.smeele@nyenrode.nl en l.kuiperi@nyenrode.nl) or contact the economic team at the Netherlands Embassy (dha-ea@minbuza.nl) for up to date information on economics (macro and sector level), doing business, economic rules and regulations in Bangladesh, and information on Dutch trade and investment promotion instruments. The Embassy can further provide company specific assistance (i.e. advice on possible local partners or assistance with trade related problems) on a made-to-measure basis.

In case of a business related conflict, please contact the economic team at the Netherlands Embassy (dha-ea@minbuza.nl).

The Embassy constantly looks for possibilities where the Netherlands can add value by bringing in Dutch companies, sharing their knowledge and expertise, and identifying investment and trade opportunities for Dutch and Bangladesh business community alike. The economic team is able to advise Dutch businesses and entrepreneurs with trade related questions as well as advise on all issues with regard to setting up commercial activities in Bangladesh. Please contact the economic team at the Netherlands Embassy for any queries you may have (dha-ea@minbuza.nl).

The Nyenrode program aims to enhance and stimulate trade and investments, amongst others by seeking to unite Dutch commercial interests with existing development cooperation initiatives of the Embassy.  A business can contribute to development through its core business (i.e. the way it manages its employees, its operations and supply chain, as well as the products and services it produces) and through social investment in the communities and regions in which it operates. Therefore the program can be of added value for NGO’s as well.

The Embassy and Nyenrode can assist Dutch businesses in their search for a Bangladeshi business partner. Please contact the Nyenrode trade & investment officers (n.smeele@nyenrode.nl en l.kuiperi@nyenrode.nl) or contact the economic team at the Netherlands Embassy (dha-ea@minbuza.nl) for your specific query.

Please contact the economic team at the Netherlands Embassy (dha-ea@minbuza.nl) for background searches on potential partners.

The Embassy and Nyenrode can assist Bangladeshi businesses in their search for a Dutch business partner with useful background information. Please contact the Nyenrode trade & investment officers (n.smeele@nyenrode.nl en l.kuiperi@nyenrode.nl) or contact the economic team at the Netherlands Embassy (dha-ea@minbuza.nl) for your specific query.