Non-profit Dutch Business Gateway in China

RCRO Your reliable partner in China

RCRO History - Doing-business-china-zakendoen-china


Former Chinese President Mr. Jiang Zemin & former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers at the official opening of RCRO

RCRO is a Dutch non-profit foundation, with its Shanghai office established in 1987 with support of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, City of Rotterdam, Port of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Chamber of Commerce (KvK), City Development Corporation, and leading Dutch businesses.

Initially the reason for set-up was to provide Dutch companies an easier access to the Chinese market by putting in place a reliable contact point - RCRO. At the same time RCRO provides local follow up to the sister-city relationship between Shanghai and Rotterdam (initiated in 1979). RCRO has from its start supported thousands of Dutch companies in China; and also Chinese companies to set up in the Netherlands.

Besides the strong support from the Dutch government, RCRO enjoys the support from the governments in People’s Republic of China. This is also symbolized by the 1987 RCRO opening ceremony attended by former Chinese President Jiang Zemin & former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers.

In 2012 RCRO expanded into West China by opening a Chongqing office (at the Consulate General), providing support to its Participants aiming for West China market. RCRO West China collaborates closely with the Consulate General and Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) to create collective value to Dutch institutions and delegations.

At the same time, RCRO provides in-depth follow ups between the Dutch and Chinese parties in the long run by its dedicated team. Leveraging on RCRO’s dedicated support, its Dutch Participants are consistently able to achieve success in China.

“My relationship with RCRO goes back to the start of 1987. Together with Shanghai Mayor Jiang Zemin, I had the pleasure of officially opening RCRO during my visit to Shanghai as Prime Minister.”

Mr. Ruud Lubbers
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (1982-1994)

Ruud Lubbers