The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London, United Kingdom

The UK’s referendum on membership of the EU: implications for Dutch businesses

On 23 June 2016, a majority of British people voted in a referendum for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will take shape over the coming period. During that process, it will become clear what the implications are for Dutch businesses who have close links to British companies.

Report by the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB)

A recent report by the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (in Dutch) shows that the decision could have negative consequences for trade between the Netherlands and the UK. The Dutch government would like to limit these negative consequences as far as possible, and to identify and make the most of the opportunities that the UK’s departure from the EU offers our businesses.

Consultation with Dutch businesses

Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, will consult Dutch businesses in the near future in order to discuss what the UK’s decision to leave the European Union might mean in practical terms and how we can work together to best prepare for this.

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