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Key facts

Population: 16.8 million (2013)
Official language: Dutch
Currency: Euro (€)
Important ministry:
Ministry of Education, Culture, and science
Official statistics office:
Central Bureau of Statistics
Trade associations:
Nederlands Uitgeversverbond (GAU, The Dutch Publishers Association) and  GEU is the trade association for providers of teaching resources,  De Koninklijke Vereniging van het Boekenvak (KVB, Royal Netherlands Book Trade Association) which includes both publishers and booksellers as well as other industry players.
Translation programme: Nederlands Letterenfonds (Dutch Foundation for Literature)
VAT on books: printed book 6% ebooks 21%
Fixed book price system: Yes
Trade magazine: Boekblad


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