It was a global model: in 1602, the Netherlands formed the United East India Company ('Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie'), a network of trading posts and way stations. The enterprise spanned Europe, Asia, and beyond. The company is now seen as the world’s first multinational.
Centuries of cross-border business have led to outward-looking laws. Dutch trade and investment policies are liberal, foreign investment policies open. Foreign investors can expect equal treatment. Bilateral trade and investment agreements abound.
Dutch corporate laws are inviting to business, motivating multinationals to make the Netherlands their pan-European headquarters.
Favourable Tax Treaties
Currently, the Netherlands maintains tax treaties with more than 90 countries. (The number increases regulary.) Custom tax treaties and social security treaties may benefit Dutch group companies of international groups.
The key benefit of most Dutch treaties is reduced withholding taxes. This applies to dividends, interest, and royalties.
These are the key reasons United Trust works in the Netherlands.