Privacy & Disclaimer

CBI, the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries, is part of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Whether you apply for a project, sign up for a newsletter, or register for an event, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency handles your personal data with the utmost care. Netherlands Enterprise Agency only uses your data for the purpose of processing the particular activity for which you supplied your details. The Agency does not retain your personal data for longer than necessary.

Privacy statement

Netherlands Enterprise Agency acts in accordance with the privacy policy of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK). See the Ministry’s full privacy statement (pdf).

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The main rules with regard to handling personal data are described in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, or AVG in Dutch). This Regulation protects your privacy. The same privacy legislation applies to the whole of the European Union. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (the Dutch DPA) monitors adherence to legislation pertaining to the protection of personal data.

Your rights

Under the GDPR you have various rights. For instance, you have the right to view or rectify your personal data. If you wish to exercise these rights, contact us.

Data Protection Officer

Do you have a specific question or do you want to issue a complaint? Please contact the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy Data Protection Officer. You can contact the DPO by email:, or by sending a letter to:

Data Protection Officer
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Executive office
PO Box 20401
2500 EK The Hague

Disclaimer: CBI market information tools

Although the content of its market information tools has been compiled with the greatest care, the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) is not able to guarantee that the information provided is accurate and/or exhaustive, and cannot be held liable for claims pertaining to use of the information.

In the case of the market publications, CBI and the authors of the publications are not to be held responsible for any consequences that may arise from the use of the information. Furthermore, the information shall not be construed as legal advice. Original documents should, therefore, always be consulted where appropriate. The information does not release the reader from the responsibility of complying with any relevant legislation, regulations, jurisdiction or changes/updates of same.

In the case of the Internet tools, CBI aims at minimising disruption caused by technical errors. However, CBI cannot guarantee that its service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by technical problems. CBI accepts no responsibility with regard to problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

The information provided by CBI is aimed at assisting the CBI target group, i.e. exporters and business support organizations (BSOs) in developing countries. CBI provides this information on a non-commercial basis. Though available for other parties besides the CBI target group, these other parties may only take note of the information provided. The information provided by CBI may, therefore, not be used for re-sale, the provision of consultancy services, redistribution, the building of databases or any other activities, on a commercial basis.

For utilisation of the CBI market information tools by the CBI target group on a non-commercial basis, the condition applies that CBI is referred to as the source of the information. All other use is prohibited, unless explicitly approved in writing by CBI. No party other than CBI is entitled to copy, reproduce, publish and/or distribute the CBI information in any way, in whole or in part. Any unauthorised use of the information is prohibited.


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Data only used for web statistics

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Which data do we collect?

We collect the following data for the web statistics:

  • the address of your internet provider;
  • the browser you use (for example Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox);
  • the time and duration of your visit;
  • the pages you visited.

How do we store this data?

Our website uses cookies, log files and JavaScript codes to store data. We use Google Analytics and HotJar to collect web statistics.