May 2018 Updated market research in Libya

The DLCC: ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground in Libya, providing insight and access

In close cooperation with and partly subsidised by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the DLCC has conducted a comprehensive market research in Libya that has resulted in three ‘Business Opportunities Reports’ (BOR) covering the healthcare, maritime/ports and agriculture/food sectors.

The content of the reports focusses on:

The Business Opportunities Reports can be obtained free of charge in a pdf format by sending an e-mail to, stating your full contact details and indicating which sector report(s) you wish to receive.

“We need almost anything you could possibly think of”

(Quote from Abduelaziz Eshawish, CEO of the Privatization and Investment Board, Tripoli, Libya)


Left: PIB CEO Mr Abduelaziz Eshawish, Right: DLCC Chairman Herman Klijnsma
Meeting at PIB Head Office, Tripoli, January 24th 2018

“The Netherlands and Libya cherish a special historic friendship, because of the Dutch UN High Commissioner for Libya, Adrian Pelt and his actions in 1951, to help Libya become a sovereign state. That is why Dutch businessmen and investors are especially welcome to come to Libya to help us once again rebuild our country.

We also know very well that the Netherlands has a great variety of specialist expertise and equipment that Libya urgently needs. Potential Dutch investors should be aware that Libya is on the brink of an era of huge investments in virtually all sectors of its economy.

We need almost anything you could possibly think of. This means that Libya can offer the international business community an unparalleled variety of attractive investment opportunities. Already many businessmen and investors from many countries have begun to visit us to explore the opportunities and to build relationships with local partners.

The PIB offers international investors a ‘one stop shop’ service to help them find their way towards profitable investment and business opportunities in Libya.

I hope that the long established and almost semi-permanent presence of the DLCC ‘on the ground’ in Libya will encourage and inspire many Dutch investors and businessmen to follow that example and come to Libya.

The PIB is looking forward to working closely together with the DLCC in order to build a strong and successful Dutch investor base in Libya”.

(Abduelaziz Eshawish, CEO of the Privatization and Investment Board, Tripoli, Libya)

"ACCESS LIBYA" conference
In Q4 of 2018 the DLCC, together with its Libyan partners and with support of the Libyan authorities, will organise an international business conference, titled: “ACCESS LIBYA”. The event will take place in Tunis. Further information will follow in due course.

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