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​Members from the informal platform Comité de Liaison (CDL) and the European Trade Promotion Organisations’ Association (ETPOA) have gathered today in Brussels for the official Signing Ceremony of their merger agreement.

In 2018, Flanders-based companies realized exports amounting to no less than EUR 328 billion. Claire Tillekaerts, CEO of Flanders Investment & Trade: “In 2018, Flanders’ exports increased by 3.45% compared EUR € 317 billion in 2017. This is the 9th export increase in a row and one of the highest growth rates since 2010, the year in which our exports emerged from the economic crisis.” Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) based the analysis on the 2018 import and export figures of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB).