East - West and West - East business contacts development. Samnat. 

2011-06-16: In June, the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) presented its economic projections for Belgium for 2011 and 2012. Read more...

2011-09-14: Prime Minister Yves Leterme has confirmed that the Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurria, is nominating him to become the organisation's Deputy Secretary - General. Read more...

2011-09-20: EP negotiators reached a deal with the Polish Presidency on the economic governance "six pack". Read more...

2011-11-30: Brussels, 30 November 2011 - Promote access to finance and encouraging an entrepreneurial culture. Read more...

2011-12-07: Brussels, 07 December 2011 - Today, the European Commission adopted budget proposals for its external instruments from 2014-2020. Read more...

2011-12-14: Belgium's 2011 budget deficit will be 4.2% of GNP rather than the 3.6% that had been initially predicted. Read more...

Our contacts: Avenue Louise 397-4 Brussels, BE 1000 Belgium, Avenue Gouverneur Emile Cornez 9/33 Mons, BE 7000 Belgium. Contact GSM: +32493256428. Contact person Sigita Bagdoniene sigita.bagdoniene@samnat.eu, info@samnat.eu.

East - West and West - East business contacts development

West - East

The Belgian market is expected to remain one of the most stable in Europe with high degree of population concentration. SAMNAT can help you to start business in Belgium. We can consult and help to prepare enterprise creation documents, help with the business registration and establishment, fiscal consultations on taxes in Belgium and best way of the business architecture.

Why Belgium?

Location of Belgium: Western Europe, bordering France 620 km (from Brussels to Paris is only 261 km), Germany 167 km, Luxembourg 148 km, Netherlands 450 km

Belgium, a highly developed market economy, belongs to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a group of leading industrialized democracies. Population of 10,431,477 million (2011), with Brussels accommodating 10%. This is one of the highest population density in Europe.

Belgian per capita GDP ranks among the world's highest. In 2010, per capita income (PPP) was estimated to be €32,592 (approx. $43,220). The federal government ran large primary surpluses in recent years until 2009. Public debt remains high, at about 97.2% of GDP at the end of 2010. GDP growth in 2010 was estimated to be 2.1%.

Agriculture: (1% of GDP) Products--livestock, including dairy cattle, grain, sugarbeets, milk, tobacco, potatoes, and other fruits and vegetables.

Industry: (24.3% of GDP) Types--engineering and metal products, motor vehicle assembly, transportation equipment, scientific instruments, processed food and beverages, chemicals, basic metals, textiles, glass, petroleum

Trade: Exports(2010 est.)--$261 billion: transportation equipment, diamonds, metals and metal products, foodstuffs, chemicals. Export partners: Germany 19.6%, France 17.7%, Netherlands 11.8%, U.K. 7.2%, U.S. 5.4%, Italy 4.7%. Imports (2010 est.)--$261 billion: Machinery and equipment, chemicals, diamonds, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, transportation equipment, oil products. Import partners (2010 est.): Netherlands 17.9%, Germany 17.1%, France 11.7%, Ireland 6.3%, U.S. 5.7%, U.K. 5.1%, China 4.1%.

East - West

If you are interested in business start in new EU member states (Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania) or Post Soviet Union area (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia) SAMNAT is here to help you.

Former Soviet Union markets are known for their high potential and therefore are of interest to expanding European companies. Whether you only study the cooperation possibilities or are ready to take action SAMNAT is here to help you. Russian mentality, culture and etiquette are key for anyone doing business in Russia or post Soviet area.

In our team we have advisors who knows specific of post –Soviet thinking and have huge experience in business communication, representation and lobbying. Having established business relations in Russia and other former Soviet Union countries, we efficiently connect businesses in all industries. Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Research business contacts in post-Soviet markets
  • Research of business contacts in EU countries
  • Western and post-Soviet mentality and culture understanding
  • EU new member countries mentality understanding
  • Finding potential business partners in the former Soviet Union area
  • Organizing your company’s presentation  in industrial exhibitions on the post-Soviet territory
  • Opening of representative offices
  • Consulting
  • Logistics services
  • Translation to Russian language and from Russian language to English, French

Working through guarantees mutually beneficial cooperation with your future partners!

More information you can find in http://www.samnat.eu

SAMNAT specialises in strategic business development and planning for clients wishing to enter the post-Soviet countries and new EU member countries market.

We will help you take that first step to understand the market potential of these countries for your products and then take you through the introductory process to meet potential partners. Once agreement has been reached we can provide support for your developing business.

Statistics: Belgium

Total investments by sector. Source: DTZ Research

Total investments by investor nationality. Source: DTZ Research