Belgium is a traditional FDI target market due to its location and reputation as a crossroads for European markets. Its stable society and quality of infrastructure (transport, logistics, telecoms, etc.) have been attracting investors for many years.
With its trade specialised in semi-processed and semi-finished goods, its multilingual and qualified labour force, and high purchasing power, it’s easy to see why Belgium could be an investor’s dream location. And FDI interest has been revitalised recently through a decrease in corporate tax.
The main countries investing in Belgium are France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Japan, USA, and Germany, and investments are in manufacturing, financial / insurance activities, wholesale / retail trade, electricity, gas, private real estate, information and communication, transport, and storage.
However, Belgium ranks 48/190 for Ease of Doing Business. Salary costs are high (thanks to the high quality of its workers), and labour laws are complex. Belgium is also heavily dependent on and influenced by the Eurozone economy, and there are high levels of public debt. Setting up a company takes around 4 days, and there are 7 different structures to choose from, so expert advice is essential.
AUXADI can become your ideal investment partner in Belgium. From our office, located in Belgium, we offer a One Stop Shop value added Outsourcing services in the areas of Accounting and Reporting, Tax Compliance, Payroll Management and Representation services, among others.