Netherlands to Sign Bilateral Tax Treaty with China
THE HAGUE, 30/05/13 - Finance State Secretary Frans Weekers will lead a Dutch mission to Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong from Thursday. Among other things, he will sign a new bilateral tax treaty with the Chinese government and he will draw attention to the Netherlands as a country of residence for Chinese companies.
"As the Gateway to Europe, the Netherlands is attractive to companies that consider commencing or expanding their activities in Europe," said Weekers in a statement. "Because of the fact that the Netherlands has tax treaties with so many countries and because the Netherlands has a system in which companies are offered certainty in advance, the Netherlands has much to offer to internationally operating countries."
The Dutch mission up to and including 6 June will visit companies in Beijing, Shenzhen as well as Hong Kong which are considering to invest in Europe. In addition, the state secretary will speak during the investment forum ‘Doing business in Europe’ which is organised by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency.
In Beijing Weekers will meet his counterpart of the Ministry of Finance, the Vice-Commissioner of the State Administration of Taxation, and the Minister of the General Administration of China Customs. In Hong Kong he will meet the Financial Secretary and the Commissioner of Hong Kong Customs & Excise. He will also visit the Port & Maritime Command Centre and the Port of Hong Kong.