The King of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, and Queen Maxima paid a state visit to India in October 2019.
The Netherlands is 4th largest trading partner with India in Europe
+200 Indian firms are currently operational in the Netherlands
India exported 4,610 commodities to the Netherlands in FY 2021-22.
India imported 3,906 commodities from the Netherlands in FY 2021-22
US$ 243.75 bn
FDI inflow from April 2000 - March 2023
US$ 27.57 bn
Bilateral Trade in 2022-23
Indian PIOs/NRIs live in the Netherlands
The Dutch economy has grown faster than the euro area average over the past few years, as per the International Monetary Fund.
Indo-Dutch collaboration in Science, Technology and Innovation has opened new markets in water, health, agriculture, high-tech systems and IT.
R&D cooperation in healthcare, Big Data, AI, automation, and the Internet of Things, encouraged by both governments, has offered new opportunities.
An Indo-Dutch Centre of Excellence (CoE) in vegetables has been set up. There are opportunities in floriculture, horticulture, and dairy farming businesses.
The Netherlands is India’s 28th largest trading partner globally and the 6th largest trading partner in the EU. 20% of India's EU trade passes the nation.
The MoU which has been approved by PM Modi will facilitate greater bilateral engagement in the domain of Accountancy and Financial Information. The two institutes will look to introduce courses, organize events, and create an environment conducive to research, in addition to other areas of engagement.
The documents signed during the Indo-EU Leaders' Meeting include the India-EU Leaders’ Meeting Joint Statement, India-EU Connectivity Partnership, and the document recognizing the second round of financing for the Pune Metro Rail Project.
India's Exports and Imports to Netherlands
Source: Department of Commerce
Values in US $ Millions
Country / Region: NETHERLAND
|3.||India’s Total Export||330,078.09||313,361.04||291,808.48||422,004.40||450,958.43|
|8.||India’s Total Import||514,078.42||474,709.28||394,435.88||613,052.05||714,042.45|
|13.||India’s Total Trade||844,156.51||788,070.32||686,244.36||1,035,056.45||1,165,000.88|
|17.||India’s Trade Balance||-184,000.33||-161,348.24||-102,627.40||-191,047.65||-263,084.03|
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Embassy of India, 217, Chaussee de Vleurgat, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Smita Sirohi,
Adviser (Agriculture & Marine Products)
Wine other than sparkling wine of fresh grapes, incl. fortified; grape must with fermentation prevented/arrested by the addition of alcohol, in containters of 2 l/less (220421)agriexchange.apeda.gov.in
Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits & oth. bakers’ wares n.e.s. in ch.19, whethe … (190590)agriexchange.apeda.gov.in
Chocolate & oth. food preps. cont. cocoa (excl. of 1806.20-1806.32) (180690)
Cocoa beans, whole/broken, raw/roasted (180100)
Crustacean preparations; shrimps and prawns, prepared or preserved, not in airtight containers (160521)
Crustaceans; frozen, shrimps and prawns, excluding cold-water varieties, In shell or not smoked, cooked or not before or during smoking in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (030617)
Fish fillets, frozen, cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus) (030470)
Fish preparations; tunas, skipjack and Atlantic bonito (sarda spp.), prepared or preserved whole or in places (but not minced) (160414)
Fish; fresh or chilled, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and Danube salmon (Hucho hucho), excluding fillets, livers, roes, and other fish meat of heading 0304 (030214)
*Information subject to changes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Netherlands becoming increasingly popular with well-educated expats in search of a great career and lifestyle. Netherlands has a diverse job market. Netherlands has the second largest population of people of Indian origin in Europe (next only to UK).
Project engineer, mechanical engineer, water engineer, technical engineer
More than one-third jobs in Netherlands, between now and 2025, will be in high-level skilled professions like engineering, healthcare, science, business and teaching. Netherlands has the second highest demand for engineers globally, with about 13% of all job advertisements in the engineering sector.
A sizeable number of Indian students undergoing education in the Netherlands at Engineering departments would be first considered for employment by Dutch companies.
Demand for professionals in childcare, nurses, hearing care professionals, opticians, optometrists and dental hygienists.
According to figures from the Employee Insurance Agency UWV, in 2018 around 130,000 job openings will need to be filled in the upcoming years. Medical personnel need to have Dutch/ equivalent qualifications and Dutch language proficiency. One will have to apply to the relevant competent authority for admission to professional practice. Work permits for those without matching qualifications will take time; additional examinations are also required.
Demand for developers/programmers in specific programming languages, security specialists and business analysts.
There is a lot of demand for employment in the IT sector/ ICT sector.
Demand for ICT professionals with added skills like security, health, education for eg. electronic interior designer. Software and application developers and analysts, and information and communication technology service managers.
Well-trained specialists in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are currently in high demand, with the yearly number of vacancies increasing up to 37,000 until 2020, which is a 1.2% growth.Immigration and Naturalisation Service, NetherlandsImmigration and Naturalisation Service, Netherlands - Highly skilled workers information
Secondary education teachers, primary school, early childhood teachers & other teaching professionals are in demand.
Lack of inflow from teacher training programs has led to acute shortages in this field.In 2019, 1400 unfilled vacancies were reported. However, proficiency in Dutch language is essential for teaching in local schools as education is in the Dutch medium
If one wants to work as a teacher in the Netherlands using a foreign diploma, one must apply for recognition of the diploma by the Dutch Government. This is only possible if the diploma is equivalent to a similar Dutch diploma.
Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors
Philips has been operating in India since 1930
Shell has a significant presence in India's energy sector
Planon, the Netherlands headquartered company has set up an Innovation Centre in Hyderabad
Tata Consultancy Services established its European headquarters in Amsterdam in 1992
Sun Pharmaceuticals is engaged in sales and distribution of generic medicines and hospital products
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has a manufacturing facility in the Netherlands
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