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Foreign trade is essential to the prosperity of the Brussels-Capital Region. A large proportion of Brussels products and services are exported! That is why it is important to support Brussels businesses wanting to internationalise., Brussels Business Support Agency, is the Brussels-Capital Region’s dedicated service agency for exporters.

The remit of is to promote foreign trade, ensure economic visibility and provide a full range of services to exporters in Brussels, including:

  • personalised assistance for exporters through a network of over 90 economic and commercial attachés across the globe, covering almost 150 countries, and a team of sector managers in Brussels
  • collective export-promoting events, such as economic missions, contact days, invitations of buyers and collective standsat international shows and fairs
  • contacts between economic partners from Brussels and abroad
  • business intelligence, information on foreign markets and news on select international business opportunities
  • training and coaching programmes.

Export support

Prospecting foreign markets, export-related training, attending foreign fairs and more proposes numerous types of financial aid to encourage businesses to export their products and services.

Export sectors

Brussels is an export hub! Besides traditional sectors, such as transport, construction and food, other export sectors include design, fashion, architecture, IT, graphic arts and publishing, audiovisual and multimedia, life sciences, environmental technologies, legal and financial services, various types of consultancy, tourism, congresses and trade fairs.

Please note that the services sector now represents nearly half of the total export from the Brussels Capital Region, and that a third of the services exported from Belgium are in fact exported from Brussels.