RESEARCH • 16 February 2021

Strong conviction for Dutch logistics: Brexit creates significant opportunities

Due to the potential for a post-Brexit boost, accelerated e-commerce growth, a healthy economic backdrop and favourable supply conditions, we maintain our view that the Netherlands remains an attractive location for logistics investment.

  • The trade and cooperation agreement between the EU and UK brings into force new barriers in the form of customs procedures and rules-of-origin conditions.
  • VAT charges, customs duties, increased red tape and longer waiting times at the border raise the cost of doing business. 
  • Some 500 British companies are currently looking into a potential move to the Netherlands, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA).
  • Brexit-induced relocations could provide a boost to demand for Dutch logistics space. We continue to think that larger e-commerce–related sheds as well as urban logistics look attractive. 




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