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  • 21 Sep 2017 16:45 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) aims to reinforce the relationship between Canada and the European Union and to encourage a continual positive collaboration in respect to trade and investment. This agreement will have a tremendous impact on a range of sectors and will affect all European businesses in Canada, and of course Canadian businesses in Europe.

    CETA has been negotiated and re-negotiated for some time now, and a CETA implementation date is finally set and ready to go! September 21st marks an important day for the EU-Canada economic cooperation.
    What are the benefits we can look forward to? CETA is set to eliminate 98% of tariffs, leading to an increased exchange of goods and services, greater market access, creation of jobs as well as labor mobility and free movement of professionals. As of September 21st, 2017, all EU companies will be eligible to bid on government contracts at both federal and provincial level in Canada and vice versa. These are just a few of the benefits and opportunities brought by CETA, a closer look at this agreement will enhance this list a great deal.
    CETA is, what many call, the most progressive trade agreement ever signed and it represents a reinforcement of a great relationship between Canada and EU.  The advantages and benefits created as a result of this implementation enable endless possibilities towards a fruitful and sustainable collaboration.

    The European Commission has developed extensive informational resources on CETA for EU businesses, read more on the dedicated section of their website here.

  • 18 Aug 2017 17:25 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Board of Directors yesterday voted Board Member Sandra Brandenburg, Founder Partner of Handelsroute, to the position of (Interim) Chairman of the Board. This follows the resignation of Jelke Schaafsma who has stepped down due to personal reasons.

    Executive Director, Julie Allen said "I am really pleased that Sandra has agreed to take this position. She has a wealth of practical experience and has been a long time supporter of the Chamber. Her extensive network will be a great asset to the organisation. "

    This year, the Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) is celebrating 25 years of being registered as a non-profit organization with the Kamer van Koophandel. But of course, it’s history stretches back much further.

    Sandra welcomes the input of members, affiliates and other interested parties saying; "together we will continue to professionalize and grow the NCCC and ensure its future for the next 25 years".

    Sandra can be reached at this email address.

  • 20 Jun 2017 15:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Canadian Ambassador Ms Sabine Nölke is scheduled to visit the University of Twente on Monday 26 June. During the lunch break (12.30-13.30) Ambassador Nölke will give a lecture entitled “Canada 150”. The location is IDEATE in the DesignLab. Attendance is free of charge for University of Twente students and employees and the ambassador will answer questions from the audience.

    Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. The Canadian embassy in the Netherlands wishes to strengthen ties with Dutch students and universities. Ambassador Nölke will discuss the importance of internationalization, gender diversity and the role of the Canadian government in these matters.

    During her visit to the University of Twente, Ms Nölke will also meet with Executive Board President Victor van der Chijs and university Internationalization Officers. She will also speak with the board of study association Astatine (Advanced Technology degree programme) and their programme director. Members of Astatine will be going on a study tour to Canada this summer.

    Date of visit: Monday 26 June
    Time of lecture: 12.30 – 13.30
    Location: DesignLab University of Twente
    Introduction and moderation: prof. Dave Blank
    Contact: Margriet Dekkers, Country Coordinator for the USA, Canada and Germany

  • 17 Mar 2017 22:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Long time Corporate Member and Chamber supporter Priva have decided to upgrade their membership level to Patron.

    The Board of Directors wish to thank Priva for their continuing support of the NCCC.
  • 28 Feb 2017 22:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The NCCC is pleased to welcome the following new members;

    Karen Valkenaars, Le Bon Mot Vertalingen
    Shaun Padulo, Private Member
    Joost Hasperhoven, Private Member
    Luigi Presta, Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals
    Karina Ruffo Leduc, Something Else Communications
    Don Paauwe, Canuck Beverage Dispensing Equipment

  • 10 Feb 2017 09:18 | Deleted user

    Last Thursday Base Cyber Security, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Netherlands Canada Chamber of Commerce held a well attended event called "We've all been hacked". It addressed the security challenges of an increasingly digital professional and private life. The event was held at the Venture Cafe in Rotterdam.

  • 11 Jan 2017 21:59 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Long time Corporate Member and Chamber supporter TD Bank have decided to upgrade their membership level to Patron.

    The Board of Directors wish to thank TD Bank for their continuing support of the NCCC.

  • 26 Dec 2016 10:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The NCCC is pleased to welcome new members

    Eurobridge Business Exchange Ltd
    NBI International
    Briddge BV
    Lisanne Boon
    ProductIP BV

    We look forward to seeing them at our New Years Cocktail Reception in January.

  • 08 Dec 2016 14:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Members can take advantage of three great deals: discounted airfares depending on class of travel

    In August 2016, the Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) announced three special offers for companies being members of the NCCC when travelling to Canada in the coming eight months. Delivering added value for members is a core principle for the NCCC, which is why we developed, together with member Air Canada, this special program. Now members can enjoy a host of business, networking and industry events on both sides of the Atlantic.

    NCCC has partnered with Air Canada (AC) and is pleased to offer members who visit Canada a special discount on airfares. AC operates daily flights from Amsterdam to Toronto (with reduced frequencies in the Winter). Visitors to Canada can search for flights and book online at
    www.aircanada.com and will secure a discounted rate by putting one of the codes listed in the member-only area in the offer code box.

    Joost Hasperhoven, Manager Benelux for Air Canada says:”Air Canada’s award-winning service is recognized by many NCCC members already and I hope our special offers will encourage much more of our fellow-members to make the trip to Canada in the coming months.” 

    The three discount packages are available to book until 31st December 2016 and travel must be completed by 31st March 2017. For full details and to find the discount codes, please visit the member-only area of the website after logging in. If you have forgotten your password, you can request a new one through the website.

    The NCCC provides a platform for the promotion of trade, investment, industry, commercial services and cultural affairs between Canada and the Netherlands.

    AC operates daily flights from Amsterdam to Toronto. For flights and to book online, visit www.aircanada.com.
  • 07 Dec 2016 10:13 | Deleted user

    During the CETA Seminar on December 6, 2016 participants were informed on what CETA is, what the EDC is and how can it help you, what tools are available, what the timelines are and what customs tariffs will change.

    Presentations can be downloaded below:

    Click here to download the presentation by Sameena Qureshi (Canadian Embassy)
    Click here to download the presentation by Klaus Houben (Export Development Canada)
    Click here to download the presentation by Tim Hesselink (KPMG Meijburg & Co)

    Presentation by Mark Reichwein (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) cannot be shared (not a PowerPoint).

    Thank you to Priva for hosting an excellent event.

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