Information on the coronavirus for entrepreneurs
The global coronavirus outbreak has many consequences for companies and international business. To inform you as an entrepreneur as best as possible you will find a page with news about the coronavirus from different knowledge partners and agencies below.
Read more about the impact of the coronavirus on the entire export sector and the economic measures taken by the cabinet on the special corona page of Atradius via this link.
Evofenedex about the coronavirus
What can you do if your company is directly or indirectly affected by the coronavirus? Here you will find the most frequently asked questions and a selection of recent articles.
FME reporting & information point for coronavirus
FME, the business organization for the technology industry, has a reporting and information point for entrepreneurs who are adversely affected by the coronavirus.
Port of Rotterdam
The Port of Rotterdam publishes all relevant information about COVID-19 here. In addition, entrepreneurs can view the newsletter on this page that provides weekly updates about the coronavirus (in NL and ENG).
KVK on the coronavirus
The Chamber of Commerce shows what you as an entrepreneur should know about the coronavirus here.
Koninklijke Metaalunie on the coronavirus
Koninklijke Metaalunie supports Dutch SME entrepreneurs in the Metal industry with the consequences of the coronavirus on this page.
ING on the impact of the coronavirus on the economy
ING is a Dutch bank, founded in 1881. They maintain a blog on this page with the economic consequences of the coronavirus in the Netherlands.
ING is een Nederlandse bank, opgericht in 1881. Ze houden op een blog bij met economische gevolgen in Nederland van het coronavirus.
MKB-Nederland on the coronavirus
All information about the coronavirus is collected by MKB-Nederland on this page.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs keeps track of travel advice here. If you are in a country where departing is no longer possible, you can register here. This is a joint initiative of the travel industry, insurers, airlines, and the government to help stranded Dutch travelers.
The Dutch government on the coronavirus
On this page, the Dutch government shows which measures are being taken against the coronavirus at the national level. Also letters to parliament with regard to the virus are placed here.
RIVM on the coronavirus
The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) provides advice and information about the disease with referrals to Q & As and the spread of the coronavirus here. In addition, RIVM has made an up-to-date Q&A page available here. And here you can follow the spread of the coronavirus all over the world.
In addition, RIVM this page up-to-date with the course of action for (company) doctors. The appendix ‘Abro-infact messages’ is very useful for company doctors.
RVO on the coronavirus
The RVO has created a list of frequently asked questions for a number of countries, this was done in collaboration with the of Foreign Affairs and the international network of embassies and consulates-general.
VNO-NCW on the coronavirus
This is what our partner VNO-NCW released about the coronavirus.
Impact of coronavirus on Dutch companies worldwide
Recently, NLinBusiness conducted a survey among 180 Dutch companies abroad to measure the impact of the coronavirus on trade. This survey showed that more than two-thirds of the surveyed companies fear a (very) large impact on their financial results. The loss of customers and orders, cash flow shortages and ICT problems are the most frequently mentioned. Download the report for an overview of all results.
MKB-Nederland, VNO-NCW and PZO-ZZP, together with the Chamber of Commerce, have opened a corona desk for entrepreneurs with questions. Here, you will find information that can help with questions about which regulations exist, how to act in certain cases and what is recommended to do now.
Frequently asked questions per country
The RVO drew up a list of frequently asked questions for a number of countries in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the international network of embassies and consulates-general. They currently have answers to frequently asked questions about Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Spain, United States, United Kingdom and South Korea.
There is a lot of information about the coronavirus available online. Below you will find other links that we think may be of value to you:
- McKinsey – Covid-19: Implications for business
- Ernst & Young – How are governments responding to the call for stimulus?
- OECD – key country policy responses
- Euromonitor – Covid-19’s impact on EU countries and sectors
Now that all events have been cancelled or postponed, several agencies are switching to webinars. On our website, you will find an overview of webinars that might be relevant.