presided by Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, Representative of His Majesty the King

"Although this new webpage was launched in dire economic times, now that the pandemic is jeopardizing much of our established commercial paths and patterns, we should look forward with confidence and prepare for a vigorous restart.

My thoughts are with the Belgian trade missions and their numerous participants, who became familiar and dear to me during the last 6 years. Many of you have suffered difficulties, many promising prospects of our recent missions might be put temporarily on hold.

Nevertheless, let us hope for the missions to resume soon in 2021. For my part, together with you I stand ready, with dedication and enthusiasm, to travel again with you, to support the agencies and the companies, to make up for business lost during the pandemic while exploring new opportunities."

Astrid of Belgium

© FPS Chancellery of the Prime Minister - Directorate General External Communication Belgium

Photographer: Shimera-Ansotte


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New publication “Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Belgian Foreign Trade” available!

Foreign Trade is the central pillar of our country’s economic prosperity. At the suggestion of its institutional partners: the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Flanders Investment & Trade, AWEX & hub. Brussels, the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency carried out an in depth study to measure the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Belgian exports & imports.


This study is the result of 3 months of statistical analysis and interviews with major sector federations of Belgium. What are the 10 most affected sectors? Why? How did our neighboring countries do? How is Belgium expected to recover?


You can read the study here !
(French & Dutch version – English version available soon).

The study was launched during a successful webinar organised on Thursday 19 November. You can look at the recording here.

Webinar COVID-19: Recovery prospects for Belgian foreign trade

The Belgian Foreign Trade Agency is pleased to announce that its new publication “Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Belgian Foreign Trade” will be released soon. On this occasion, together with our partners the FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), Wallonia Export & Investment Agency and we have the pleasure to invite you to a Webinar on Thursday, November 19th at 14:30. You can no longer register for this webinar.

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