Together towards new markets
Belgium consists of three autonomous Regions that are committed to the support of their international economic development. The Wallonia Export-Investment Agency fulfills that role for Wallonia, Flanders Investment & Trade for Flanders and Brussels Invest & Export for the Brussels-Capital Region.
The Belgian Foreign Trade Agency is, in its capacity as a public institution, at the disposal of these three Regional authorities that promote exports, and also collaborates with the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs.
On the one hand, it contributes to organising joint economic missions; while on the other hand, it operates as an information centre that deals with the various aspects relating to foreign trade. The Belgian Foreign Trade Agency therefore organises, develops and disseminates documentation (i.e. information for exporters, foreign trade statistics, country reports, sectoral studies, advice on international legislation and regulations, etc.) about domestic and foreign markets as well as bilateral relations.
That is how the Agency acts as a vast platform in which the federal competence of international relations and the regional competence of foreign trade meet.