The Netherlands Business Support Offices – NBSOs comprise a network of 22 offices in 9 countries set up by the Ministry of Economic Affairs via the Netherlands Enterprise Agency – NEA (RVO, in Dutch) specifically to support Dutch businesses in their international activities.

The NBSOs are particularly effective in supporting small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).

The NBSOs have no diplomatic status and thus are dedicated exclusively to the promotion of Dutch trade and investment and their activities are coordinated by the Dutch Economic Network.

Netherlands Business Support Office Brazil is based in Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais, and has an office in Porto Alegre, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

NBSO Brazil is part of the Dutch Economic Network in Brazil that is formed by the Economic Departments of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Brasília, the Dutch Consulate-General in São Paulo and the Dutch Consulate-General in Rio de Janeiro and finally, by NBSO itself.


NBSO Brazil envisions to inform Dutch enterprises and entrepreneurs on doing business in and with Brazil, providing validated information about the possibilities for business and investment in Brazil, specifically in Minas Gerais and in Southern Brazil, and also offering guidance on exporting products to Brazil or in setting up an establishment.



NBSO Brazil helps Dutch enterprises and entrepreneurs on finding a business partner in Brazil, it gives tailor-made information and it provides specific market information, for example on regulations and taxes, on demand.

NBSO is available to provide validated information in order for its clients to do successful business and investments in Brazil.

Team NBSO Brazil

NBSO Brazil consists of two Chief Representatives and two Deputy Representatives.

NBSO Belo Horizonte
Chief Representative Belo Horizonte: Hans Blankenburgh
Deputy Representative Belo Horizonte: 
NBSO Porto Alegre
Chief Representative Porto Alegre: Caspar van Rijnbach
Deputy Representative Porto Alegre: Lucila Almeida

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