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How to export to Hauts-de-France

How to export to Hauts-de-France

The Hauts-de-France is certainly one of the closest markets to that of Brussels: with a common language and both geographical and cultural proximity, the 3rd most populated region in France offers Brussels exporters undeniable advantages.

The very dynamic and varied economic fabric of Hauts-de-France makes it an interesting market. In addition, from Brussels, it takes only 30 minutes by train to reach Lille, one of the main cities in the region. The common language and affinities between Brussels and northern France facilitate communication, and the advantages enjoyed by Brussels companies in this market are therefore numerous.

While it is sometimes necessary to press for an answer, the reputation of seriousness of its entrepreneurs and the advanced technological image of the Brussels market make Hauts-de-France a nest of opportunities for Brussels exporters.

A hub.brussels team on site to support you

Assistance to exporters

  • Search for French investors interested by the Brussels market
  • Network of local partners to facilitate market access

Technology, audiovisual and health

The most interesting sectors for Brussels exporters

  • ITC
  • Audiovisual
  • Health
  • Service industry

3 tips for exporting to Hauts-de-France:

  1. Be familiar with the market and the local economic fabric
  2. Adapt your strategy to the targeted geographical area
  3. Be patient and perseverant: messages often go unanswered

 Brussels enjoys a very good reputation in the Hauts-de-France region, particularly in terms of its technological lead and the seriousness of its entrepreneurs: these are advantages that one should not hesitate to take advantage of

Contact our expert in France

Marie Vanaerde (BRU)

Attachée économique et commerciale | France (Lille)

+33 3 28 36 85 10


Bureau de Lille de la Représentation Economique et Commerciale de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale en France
6, rue Jean Roisin
F-59800 Lille

lille@hub.brussels

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