Doing Business in India

Economic and commercial ties between India and Netherlands are an important facet of overall Indo-Dutch relations. The Netherlands is the fourth largest investor into India. Our tiny country loves India and loves doing business with India.

Why should you do business with India?

Why now?

What should you do?

Why India?

India offers many opportunities in various sectors in which Dutch companies excel, Horticulture and Agrifood, Life Science & Health, Maritime, Water & Waste  and Key Enabling Technologies/ High-Tech Systems  and IT related solutions to the nexus of water-agriculture – healthcare. 

India welcomes Dutch companies with open arms as long as they are willing to “Make in India”. Working together, producing in India and sharing the benefits is  key to a long lasting relationship.

Why now?

India is welcoming you as long as you bring knowledge and don’t just come for the quick wins. Doing business with India is totally different from doing business in any other place in the world. It’s all about building lifetime relations which go further than just work and which do take time but will lead to commitment from both sides.

You need a relevant network for your business, you need a reliable and excellent network in India, but also in The Netherlands to start with.

Do not underestimate this or you will be disappointed.

Take action now this gives you an excellent momentum to diligently prepare your business at home, get in touch with the relevant organizations who will get you in touch with the right people in India and get you in the best position to make it in India.

India and the Netherlands have an excellent relationship which is being cherished and further built on also during the time of the pandemic.

What should you do?

To start with: don’t be stubborn. Don’t try this on your own – if you do so, I promise you, you will fail.

But if you make good use of verified and trusted partners, like NICCT, NBSO’s and the Embassies, and if you prepare well (by joining missions, networking programs), doing business in India will not only be successful but you will build up relationships and partnerships for a long time.

If your business is ready to do business abroad and if you think that India is a good place for your business, get in touch with us and we will gladly assist you in getting your roadmap ready so you can and will succeed with doing business in India.

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