Updated: Nov 27, 2020
Are you thrilled to set up a Dutch business for selling coffee, tea, and spices in the Netherlands?
The Dutch economy is one of the most resilient economies in Europe and has grown tremendously since the financial crisis of 2008. Because of this, the Dutch are prospering and have ever more disposable income to spend on relative luxuries like coffee, tea, and spices, especially from specialty vendors. Most of these items are imported, but since the Netherlands has one of the most advanced transport infrastructures in the world, and is a major import hub in Europe, these goods are easy to come by for retailers. This is a very lucrative environment for investors to set up a Dutch business for selling coffee, tea, and spices.
The sale of cannabis products, such as cannabis tea, at coffee shops is legal in the Netherlands. These businesses have to comply with the Dutch Drug Law.
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How do I set up a company selling coffee, tea, and spices in the Netherlands
The first thing you have to do when starting a Dutch business is to register a Dutch company with the Dutch Trade Register, which must include the mandatory NACE (Nomenclature of Economic Activities) number. For security businesses selling coffee, tea, and spices, the numbers are as follows (depending on the type of operation): Section G; Division 46, 47; Group 46.3, 47.1, 47.2; Class 46.37, 47.11, 47.29.
Since the majority of products are imported, you may require an import license or other certificates.
Anyone trading in food products, such as coffee, tea, and spices is subject to the Dutch Commodities Act, and you should ensure that you adhere to its rules and regulations.
If you would like to sell coffee, tea, and spices at a market, then you will have to apply for a trader’s license.
Should you wish to sell cannabis products, such as cannabis tea at a coffee shop, then you will have to comply with Dutch Drug Laws.
One of the most registered types of companies to start a Dutch business is the limited liability company, or Dutch BV.
Frequently asked questions:
Do I require a license to operate a business for selling coffee, tea, and spices in the Netherlands?
Why is The Netherlands such a good place to start a business for selling coffee, tea, and spices?
Growing foodie culture in the Netherlands is increasing the demand for specialty coffees, teas, and spices.
The Dutch have an increasing amount of disposable income to spend on luxuries such as coffee and tea.
Cutting edge infrastructure and logistics expertise to ensure swift and easy imports.
Dutch government to ensure that the market stays fair and stable.
The Netherlands has a very stable and resilient business environment.
A moderately competitive market is perfect for small to medium businesses.
Attractive tax rates that draw a lot of investors to the Dutch financial markets
How long does it take to start a company for selling coffee, tea, and spices in the Netherlands?
Starting a Dutch company usually takes between 2-5 days, but since you may require certain licenses or certificates to run a company for selling coffee, tea, and spices in the Netherlands, it may take a bit longer. Call us to find out more.
Can I start a business for selling coffee, tea, and spices in the Netherlands as a non-Dutch or EU citizen?
Yes. The Dutch government allows foreigners to start a Dutch company or bring their existing business from abroad. However, certain legal conditions apply.