It might not be popular to say it but trade matters. In fact it matters today more than ever. We want to show you why… by quoting seven hidden gems of Belgium to whom trade matters.
In these cold days, I was asked to write something on our warm and hospitable region of Antwerp and Waasland and our Chamber of Commerce. I am not an original inhabitant of Antwerp, nor of Waasland – which are basically the right and left bank of the river Scheldt; so I can state in a
It is necessary that the benefits of trade and open markets are better understood by those who account for 70% of GDP and private employment in Belgium: the SME’s, whose share of total export is much smaller.
Let’s get straight to the point: 2016 was not a good year for international trade. I am not talking about the Belgian trade figures – only a slight decrease for the nine first months compared to 2015 – but about the current climate around free trade.