Partners for International Business

The NIDV is accutely aware of the importance of international trade for the Dutch economy in general and the Defence and Security sector in particular. One of the ways in which the NIDV promotes the market position of the Dutch Defence and Security Industry is by participating in Partners for International Business (PIB) Initiatives. The NIDV already played a coordinating role in two successful initiatives with Malaysia and Singapore, first, and Greece, second. Now we are pleased to announce that we are joining two new initiatives with South Korea and the United States.

The NIDV was recently informed that the two new PIB initiatives have been officially approved. The PIB for South Korea will focus on Defence and Security, like the PIBs for Malaysia and Singapore and Greece, and the NIDV will also play a coordinating role for this PIB.

The PIB for the US will focus on space and will be coordinated by Spacened.

The PIB initiatives offer many opportunities and we invite our members to sign up to these new initiatives and build an international network.

What is a PIB and how does it work?

Partners for International Business (PIB) is a programme which enables Dutch companies to realise their international ambitions in a public-private partnership. Doing business abroad is not always easy. You may have to deal with trade barriers, insufficient knowledge among local authorities and companies, or unfamiliar local legislation. Cooperating with other companies in the sector and the Dutch government can make you stronger.

The Dutch government develops a two- or three-year action plan together with a Dutch cluster of companies and knowledge institutions. This contains strategic activities to position a Dutch sector or sub-sector in general and the cluster in particular in the best possible way abroad. At the end of the first year of the PIB, it will be decided whether the full duration of 2 – 3 years will be approved.

For the Dutch business community and the implementation of the PIB programme, the government will deploy its foreign network, among other things. RVO has a worldwide network of embassies, consulates and Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSOs).

How can I join?

If you are interested in participating in the new or existing PIBs, you can still do so. Please contact Peter Huis in ‘t Veld.

For more information, please also check the website for our PIB with Malaysia and Singapore.

And the website for our PIB with Greece.

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