Company Set-up

East-West Trade & consulting provides complete company set-up and business development services to companies and entrepreneurs seeking to establish themselves in the Netherlands. Our mission is to make this process as easy and smooth as possible and, in order to do so, attend to our clients’ needs through highly tailored solutions that include, but are not restricted to, the following services:

1. Company registration(as a subsidiary or stand-alone company)

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • General Partnership (V.O.F.)
  • Limited Partnership (C.V.)
  • Limited Liability Company (B.V.)
  • Public Liability Company (N.V.)            

2.Introduction to Governmental and Private institutions & associations within the relevant Industry

3. Immigration Services

4.Tax Advisory & Accounting

5. Market Research and Lead Generation

6.Administration

7. Opening of Bank Accounts in the Netherlands (and other EU countries)

In this manner, we make it possible for SMEs and Multinationals alike to benefit from an efficient and smooth market penetration. The Netherlands is a formidable place for entrepreneurs and corporations seeking to establish a strong foothold in the European market as it provides a favorable tax code, strategic location and pro-active attitude to forming and facilitating international companies. For a more in-depth look into these advantages, consider the following table comparing FDI-attractiveness factors between European States. As one can see, the Netherlands stands out on top in most categories:

Why Netherlands?

NetherlandsIrelandBelgiumUKGermanyFrance
Market Size
(GDP: in $ millions)
898,732;
part of EU market of
20,745,308
341,883;
part of EU market of
20,745,308
526,626;
part of EU market of
20,745,308
3,077,510;
soon to loose EU market access
4,122,402;
part of EU market of
20,745,308
3,000,150;
part of EU market of
20,745,308
Wage rates
(avg. monthly wage in EUR)
226324382091214022652157
Labour Skill
(Relative score of readily available skilled labour)
7,056,686,255,625,025,76
Tax Rates & Benefits
(effective corporate tax rate)
20-25%13%34%20%30%33%
Transport & Infrastructure
(ranking on DHL’s Global Connectedness Index)
Very Strong
(ranked No.1)
Strong
(ranked No.3)
Strong
(ranked No.6)
Strong
(ranked No.8)
Strong
(ranked No.7)
Moderate
(ranked No.14)
Political Stability
World Governance Indicator: Political Stability, World Bank
0.930.930.60.560.720.27
Access to Free Trade AreasYes
EU Single Market, CETA, and more
Yes
EU Single Market, CETA, and more
Yes
EU Single Market, CETA, and more
Yes for Now
All trade aggrements must be renegotiated
Yes
EU Single Market, CETA, and more
Yes
EU Single Market, CETA, and more
Clustering Effects
Relative Ranking of State of cluster development from the Global Competitiveness Report
Strong(ranked No.4)Moderate(ranked No.8)Moderate(ranked No.10)Strong(ranked No.3)Very Strong(ranked No.1)Moderate(ranked No.12)
Competitiveness
Relative Ranking on Global Competitiveness Index
Very Strong(ranked No.2)Moderate(ranked No.11)Moderate(ranked No.7)Strong(ranked No.5)Very Strong(ranked No.1)Moderate(ranked No.9)
Language Skills
Relative Score on Language Skills, Native Language + English
8,684,738,264,257,053,67