Business FAQs

An excellent source for business information is the Council of American States in Europe (CASE). CASE provides information on individual states’ representation in Europe and gives contact information. Additionally, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has general information about establishing a business in the United States, and also provides a list of local chambers of commerce for more specialized information.

Depending on where your company is based in Belgium, you have to contact either:

Brussels Export
Avenue Louise 500/4 Louizalaan
BE-1050 Brussels
Tel: 02/800.40.00
Fax: 02/800.40.01 or 02
E-mail: infos@brussels-export.irisnet.be

Vlaams Agentschap voor Internationaal Ondernemen (Flanders Investment & Trade)
Koning Albert II-laan 37
BE-1030 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 504 87 11
E-mail: info@flanderstrade.be
Website: www.flandersinvestmentandtrade.be

Agence Wallonne à l’Exportation (AWEX)
Place Sainctelette 2
B-1080 Brussels
Tel: 02/421.82.11
Fax: 02/421.87.87
E-mail: mail@awex.wallonie.be

The American Chamber of Commerce provides a complete list of American companies based in Belgium for their members.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control, a branch of the U.S. Treasury department, provides information about U.S. sanctions on their website.

The American Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides foreign agricultural support. The FAS based at the U.S. Embassy to the Netherlands in The Hague is responsible for agricultural service in Belgium.

The Diplobel website offers Belgian tourists an immense amount of information on a variety of nations. Included on this website is a list of Belgian Embassies and Consulates in the United States and worldwide. Additionally, the website for the Belgian Embassy to the U.S. itself may be of use.

The type of visa that a person requires varies depending on their individual situation. Many persons do not need a visa to enter the United States. To find out more, please visit the U.S. Embassy to Belgium’s website.