Atradius Dutch State Business and Exiar join forces to stimulate Dutch-Russian trade

(Berne Union, London, 8 April 2013) Atradius Dutch State Business – the Dutch Export Credit Agency – and Exiar – its Russian counterpart – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focused on increasing support to Dutch and Russian companies that jointly conclude export transactions or infrastructure projects in third countries. 14% of the merchandise going through the ports of Rotterdam has Russia as its country of origin or destination. Recently Atradius Dutch State Business, acting on behalf of the Dutch Government, covered current or planned Dutch export transactions to Russia for around half a billion Euros, mainly for capital goods. Important sectors of cooperation are oil and gas, machinery and agriculture.