“We receive many requests for assistance from Japan and therefore Japan is a focus country for HIDC,” says Jasper Eggebeen, Senior Manager Supply Chain Solutions at the Holland International Distribution Council.
“We travel to Japan at least twice a year for one-on-one meetings with companies seeking our advice and services and we host seminars and networking events during our visits to Japan to share our knowledge and to connect networks. We do this in close cooperation with the Netherlands Foreign Investment agency (NFIA), a government body based in Dutch consulates around the world; in Japan the NFIA has two offices located in Tokyo and Osaka.”
“The Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC) is a private, not for profit, organization from the Netherlands. We are supported and funded by the Dutch government and over 300 companies and organizations from the Netherlands logistics industry. Our main service involves providing advisory and matchmaking services for supply chain operations in Europe. We help companies find reliable logistics partners able to handle their needs and assist in setting up facilities.”
“We also know about regulatory, tax and legal implications of trade with the EU, as well as customer preferences, based on years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the European market. We also offer to arrange fact-finding missions when foreign companies visit the Netherlands during which we will visit potential partners together for discussions and warehouse tours. Our services are free of charge, confidential and without any obligations.