Doing business in Namibia

With economic growth averaging 6% per year, a peaceful and stable political environment and ideally situated as a gateway into Southern Africa, Namibia is becoming a sough-after investment destination. The country is rich in mineral resources and boasts excellent roads, railways and IT infrastructure. Its banking sector is one of the best regulated in the world while power and water utilities have received high international credit ratings.

Namibia aims to become a logistics hub in Southern Africa and is investing heavily in the port of Walvis Bay and several large energy projects. For Dutch companies active in the transport & logistics, maritime industry, energy, water, science health or agricultural sectors there are opportunities in Namibia.

For more information contact the Netherlands Consulate in Windhoek: honconsulnl@namibianederland.net

Doing Business in Holland

The Netherlands is the 17th largest economy in the world. It combines high income per capita with fairly even income distribution and is one of the most open and outward-looking countries in the world. The Netherlands owes its strong economic performance in large part to its advanced transport infrastructure and its highly developed telecoms infrastructure. Rotterdam is Europe's largest seaport and the fourth largest in the world in terms of container activity, while the Port of Amsterdam is the fourth largest in Europe. Schiphol is Western Europe's fourth largest airport. Together, they have helped build the reputation of the Netherlands' as ‘the gateway to Europe'. More than half of the country's GDP comes from international trade. Although modest in terms of its geographical size and with a population of just 16 million, the Netherlands represents a magnitude of possibilities, whether for trade and investment or utilising the country's ideal location and investment climate to penetrate markets throughout Europe.

For more information contact the Netherlands Consulate in Windhoek: honconsulnl@namibianederland.net