Hungary is a bustling business hub situated right at the very heart of Europe; physically and in historical, geographical, cultural and economic terms, all destinations are within easy reach. As a full European Union member, Hungary is an open economy and particular emphasis is placed on encouraging foreign direct investment. Forty-five of the world’s 80 largest multinationals, and many of their SME suppliers, have established a long-term presence here, benefiting from the highly skilled workforce, access to world-class universities, an advantageous location, qualified suppliers, and from an advanced business infrastructure. Investors do not simply regard Hungary as an ideal production location, but also as a remarkable “advanced manufacturing & innovation centre" of Europe. Besides reducing the corporate income tax to a 9% flat rate, Hungary introduced new forms of cash incentive measures in January 2017 to enhance corporate R&D activities and the realization of technology intensive investments. Not only Budapest, but rural cities and regions are also becoming increasingly attractive to foreign investors in Hungary. The prominent universities in the countryside serve as knowledge basis for companies, the research institutions are a testament to Hungary’s traditional strengths in science and technology.

Dutch companies that already have chosen Hungary:
Aegon (insurance company), Bosal (automotive industry), FrieslandCampina (dairy products), Heineken (brewing company), NN (insurance company), Philips (electronics), Rolecate (facade industry), Royal Dutch Shell (oil and gas company), Tebodin (engineering consultancy), Tekoma (metal industry), TMF Group (professional services) and Unilever (FMCG).

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For further information please contact the Office of Economic Affairs:
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2593 BS Den Haag
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