Lord Green, British Minister of State for Trade and Investment, told leading Dutch financial experts at the Lloyd´s Maritime Dinner that the UK and The Netherlands have always been and remain important trade and investment partners.
The Dutch are the UK´s second largest foreign investors, measured by stock. In 2012 Dutch investment in the UK created or safeguarded almost 6000 jobs.
Talking about the Maritime sector Lord Green said ´businesses within the sector generate almost £19 billion to UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and directly employ 367,000 people´.
Lord Green also met with a range of business people to further strengthen commercial ties between the UK and the Netherlands; promote the work of the Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce; and exchange ideas with opinion leaders on the EU Digital Single Market.