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Netherlands looking for business prospects in UP

Sep 20, 2012

As part of its plan to expand trade network in Uttar Pradesh, Netherlands intends to set up a business desk in Lucknow.   A team of Netherlands Embassy officials, led by senior policy advisor Rima Yadav, was in Lucknow on Tuesday to discuss the issue with state

government officials. Yadav met with industrial and infrastructure investment commissioner Anil Kumar Gupta.

Gupta said the Netherlands team was preparing ground for the proposed visit of its ambassador to the state capital in November 2012.  The team apparently wanted to have feedback about the prevailing situation in the industry and the power sector in the state, he said. Earlier, Yadav also sent a letter to chief secretary Jawed Usmani stating the Netherlands Embassy’s wish to meet him and eventually set up a business desk in Lucknow.

“Netherlands Embassy is intending to set up base in Lucknow in cooperation with local chambers. It would further look for future areas of mutual economic interest between Netherlands and Uttar Pradesh,” the letter added.  Besides the Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi and a Consulate in Mumbai, the Netherlands has business support offices in Ahemdabad and Chennai to intensify its economic cooperation and expand trade network in India. It proposes to set up new offices in Bengaluru, Bhopal and Lucknow. Yadav said Netherlands was one of the most developed economies in the world and known as Gateway to Europe. It was the fifth biggest investor in India, she said.


Netherlands agri-food team to visit from June 7 for B2B meets; JVs expected

Jun 02, 2011

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is organising a business to business (B2B) meeting with a 25-member agri & food delegation from the Netherlands visiting India. The delegation will be led by Henk Bleker, minister for agriculture & foreign trade, the Netherlands. Deepak Mukhi, deputy director, FICCI Western Regional Council, told FNB News, "The meetings are aimed at the visiting delegation getting into as many joint ventures as possible with Indian companies.     

EU targets Netherlands and Spain over 'ineligible' food packaging subsidies

Apr 20, 2011

The European Commission has pledged to recover millions of Euros from Spain and the Netherlands for wrongly claiming subsidies on food packaging. Brussels announced Friday that it would seek to recover a total of €60m of EU funds claimed by the Spanish and Dutch governments under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The move is part of a crackdown by auditors which will see the Commission attempt to claw back €530m from member states across the economic bloc. The Netherlands has been told to repay €22.69m for “ineligible costs for printing on packages and ineligible expenditure by a producer organization with decentralized marketing in respect of fruit and vegetables”. The financial problem was discovered during an on-the-spot check by inspectors and in part relates to costs for printing of quality labels on cardboard packaging. EU auditors said the project was ineligible for aid under Regulation 1433/2003 as it was part of the general cost of production.     

Cauliflower in the Netherlands more expensive than in UK and Germany

Apr 19, 2011

After a few changes in price in week 11 and week 12 the prices for cauliflower in week 13 and week 14 are stable in England and cost £1.27 each. This is 1.44 euro. In Germany the most expensive cauliflower costs 1.37 euro/kg at Lidl in week 14. In the same week the cauliflower cost 1.18 euro/kg at Aldi. Compared to prices in England and Germany cauliflower in the Netherlands is much more expensive. The cheapest cauliflower in week 14 is at Aldi at 1.69 euro each. At C1000 the cauliflower costs then 1.99 euro. At Albert Heijn (2.39 euro) and at Super de Boer (2.49 euro) the cauliflower is much more expensive.     

Dutch sold more flowers for less in 2010

Mar 23, 2011

The Netherlands, the world's top flower exporter, sold 3.6 billion flower bulbs abroad in 2010 -- a two percent rise on the year before, the Central Statistics Bureau said on Monday. But while sales volumes increased, the value of the flowers sold dropped by six percent to 313 billion euros ($ 444 billion), it said in a statement.