H.E. Maryem van den Heuvel, Dutch Ambassador to Belgium

Belgium is the Netherlands’s most important trading partner, behind Germany. For Dutch entrepreneurs, Belgium is close by and provides easy access, which makes it a very interesting destination to expand partnerships. In 2016, the total value of Dutch exports to Belgium was €44 billion and import from Belgium to the Netherlands was €37 billion. Trade between the two nations consists mainly of fossil fuels, machines, chemical products, vehicles, car components and agro-foods.