Novosibirsk companies discussed cooperation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands
On April 22, Ministry for Economic Development of the Novosibirsk region in cooperation with the Russian Trade Representative in the Kingdom of the Netherlands with the participation of the Novosibirsk City Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a webinar «Hour with the Trade Representative».
The event was attended by the Russian Trade Representative in the Kingdom of the Netherlands Andrey Makarov, Head of the Regional Marketing and Foreign Economic Activity Department for the Regional Marketing, Foreign Economic Activity and Tourism Department of the Ministry for Economic Development of the Novosibirsk region Anna Davydova, Director of the Center for Regional Development Aleksey Nizkovskiy.
From the Russian side the following companies joined the webinar: Vector Technology Development Center LLC, Innovative Business Group LLC, Agrofarmeks LLC etc.
The Russian Trade Representative in the Kingdom of the Netherlands Andrey Makarov welcomed the participants of the webinar. He presented the economic potential of the market of the Netherlands. The Netherlands is the main distribution center of Western Europe, is the world’s 5th largest exporter of goods, the 2nd largest exporter of agricultural products, the largest investment and transportation hub for various corporations, holdings and large companies. In addition, the Netherlands is the leading partner of the Russian Federation and takes third place among other countries. In 2020, the trade turnover with Russia was $ 28.6 billion. More than 400 Dutch companies work in the Russian market, such as «Philips», «Heineken» and others. Russian companies «Yandex», «LUKOIL» as well as the Novosibirsk «IFarm» startup project work in the Dutch market.
In 2020, the trade turnover of the Novosibirsk region with the Netherlands was $ 70.1 million. Mr. Makarov noted that Novosibirsk region and the Netherlands have a good prospect of cooperation in the following fields: innovations, agricultural cooperation, woodworking technologies, and biotechnological products.
The Russian Trade Representative in the Kingdom of the Netherlands is ready to provide support to Russian companies in participation in exhibitions, negotiations, business missions.
At the end of the webinar, the entrepreneurs of the Novosibirsk region received answers from the Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of the Netherlands on topical issues of economic activities, as well as contact information.