The Netherlands is an open economy, carried along by international economic trends. In addition, global warming, the uncertainties surrounding the war in Ukraine and a volatile energy crisis are also presenting new challenges. However, these have a relatively limited direct real impact on Dutch exports. It is still difficult to estimate how far Brexit will really affect Dutch exports and hence the Dutch economy. At the same time we can see that because of Brexit international companies are settling or expanding their existing operations in the Netherlands in view of their EU interests.