Business with Japan
May 7, 2019
Japan and the Netherlands have had a very close economic relationship for a long period of time. The Japanese Government actively promotes inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and has taken numerous policy measures aimed at transforming Japan into the most business-friendly country in the world.
The Japan External Trade Organization, or JETRO, is a Japanese government-related organization that promotes trade and investment. If you are thinking of setting up a business base in Japan, consult the JETRO Amsterdam office first.
Cabinet Office “Invest Japan”
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
- The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) https://www.jetro.go.jp/en/
－JETRO Amsterdam https://www.jetro.go.jp/netherlands/
－Investing in Japan https://www.jetro.go.jp/en/invest/
－Why Japan? : 5 reasons to invest in JAPAN https://www.jetro.go.jp/en/invest/whyjapan.html
－Laws & Regulations on Setting Up Business in Japan https://www.jetro.go.jp/en/invest/setting_up/laws.html
“Contact Point for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan” in the Netherlands
In order to strengthen the promotion of inward FDI, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan established the “Contact Point for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan” to support Dutch companies intending to invest in Japan.
If you have any inquiry or requirement, please do not hesitate to contact the “Contact Point”. When making an inquiry, please also include the details relevant to your inquiry, as well as your name, contact information and industry.
Tel: +31-(0)70-346-9544 Fax: +31-(0)70-310-6341
Japanese Government Links
- Statistics Japan: http://www.stat.go.jp/english/index.htm
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
－Convention between Japan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income (Entered into force, December 29, 2011) https://www.mofa.go.jp/announce/announce/2010/8/0825_01.html
－Agreement between Japan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Social Security(Entered into force, March 1, 2009) https://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/treaty/submit/session169/agree-11.html
－Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement https://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/economy/page6e_000013.html
－Announcement on the explanation of rules of origin which Japan Customs requests at import declaration http://www.customs.go.jp/roo/english/text/eu-3-16e.htm
Japanese Economy Related Organizations
- Dutch & Japanese Trade Federation ( Dujat): http://www.dujat.nl/
- Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry http://www.jcci.or.jp/english/