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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Latest news: 21/06

New publication "Belgian Sustainable Food Systems" available!

A successful webinar was organised on Tuesday 22nd of June 2021 by the BFTA in collaboration with its partners the FPS Foreign Affairs, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), the Wallonia Export and Investment Agency (AWEX) and, to launch our latest sectoral publication “Belgian Sustainable Food Systems”.


You can read the publication here: 


𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:

Communiqué on the postponement of the Belgian economic mission to the United Kingdom

The recent evolution of the health situation in the United Kingdom and the sanitary measures put in place by the British government make it impossible to guarantee an optimal organization of the Belgian economic mission to the United Kingdom planned from 5 to 8 September 2021.


In order not to jeopardize the opportunities for Belgian companies and the smooth organization of the activities of the mission, the Board of Directors of the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency sees no other recourse than to postpone this mission to spring 2022. Preparations for the program will continue on its current basis, and companies will be contacted again about their participation.