Holland Gateway opens at Schiphol

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The Holland Gateway information and service centre for businesses launches on 28 September at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

On Monday 28 September 2009, the Holland Gateway will be formally opened by Minister for Foreign Trade, Frank Heemskerk and State Secretary for Justice Nebahat Albayrak, and the Holland Gateway website will also be launched.

Holland Gateway has been set up to welcome foreign enterprises and knowledge migrants to develop business activities in the Netherlands. Located at the main enty point to the country, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the Gateway is an information and service centre designed to enable international enterprises, investors and their knowledge migrants to orientate, settle and expand their business in the Netherlands, from the moment of their arrival.

Multilingual staff provide the following services:

  1. up-to-date information about the overall business climate, including tax breaks, regulations, labour market and industry-specific insights, as well as suggestions for suitable locations;
  2. hands-on assistance with procedures, including residence permits and business registration;
  3. introductions to government officials, private sector partners (e.g., suppliers and advisors) and R&D institutions, including organising tailored meetings.

Holland Gateway is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs / Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), Ministry of Justice / Immigration and Naturalisation office (IND), Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment / UWV, the Dutch Chambers of Commerce (KvK) and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

For more information, visit the website www.nfia.nl/hollandgateway.html.

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