The Netherlands strategic location, the relative ease of doing business, the high level of proficiency in English, and its world-class and user-friendly transportation and distribution infrastructure make the Netherlands an ideal market and European operations location for U.S. companies.
The United States is the largest foreign investor in the Netherlands and has its largest bilateral trade surplus in the world with this country ($8 billion in 2005).
The Netherlands is a geographically small, densely populated country (over 16 million people) occupying a highly strategic commercial location that makes it the “Gateway to Europe”.
The Netherlands has capitalized on its location and advanced economy to become ranked fifth in the Global Business Environment Rankings 2006-2010 published in April 2006 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Accountancy firms KPMG and Ernst&Young reported the Netherlands to have the best tax climate in Europe in 2006, after Switzerland and Ireland.