- Intake meeting with the Managing Director. The director investigates if the applicant meets one or more criteria to become a member.
- The director makes a report of the meeting with an advice, which will be discussed during the first upcoming board meeting.
- If the board approves, the director informs the new member and makes sure the procedure will be finalized.
Definitions and membership applications
- Definition Dutch company: Dutch legislation considers all companies registered at the Chamber of Commerce (KvK) as a Dutch company. This entails that companies that are a subsidiary of a non-Dutch or non-Japanese mother company could also become a member provided they are registered at the Chamber of Commerce (KvK) (we already have such examples such as AON, KPMG, Jones Day, etc.). However, for Dujat, we would propose the following definitions:
- Defintion Dutch company: company with an ultimate Dutch mother company (e.g. Global Headquarter located in the Netherlands or firmly rooted in the Netherlands).
- Definition Japanese company: company with an ultimate Japanese mother company.
- Definition other company (non-Dutch, non-Japanese): company with an ultimate mother company located outside the Netherlands and Japan.
When applying for membership the following should be checked:
- Background company: Dutch, Japanese or other.
- In case of a Dutch company: is the company doing business (directly) with Japan and does the company add value to Dujat (and to both economies)?
- When a Dutch company has an entity in Japan, it is clear that the company has a serious interest in Japan and does business.
- In case of a service provider: do they have a special Japan desk, Japanese speaking personnel or information in Japanese? Decision needs to be made if such companies bring added-value to Dujat and its members or just wish to use Dujat for potential business with the Japanese and/or Dutch member companies.
- In case of a Japanese company: is the company doing business (directly) with the Netherlands and does the company add value to Dujat (and to both economies)?
- When a Japanese company has an entity in The Netherlands, it is clear that the company has a serious interest in business between Japan and The Netherlands
- In case of a service provider located in Japan: do they have a special Netherlands desk or many Dutch customers? Decision needs to be made if such companies bring added-value to Dujat and its members or just wish to use Dujat for potential business with the Japanese and/or Dutch member companies.
- In case of non-Dutch or non-Japanese companies, in addition to the points mentioned above, some further checks need to be made:
- Is the applicant doing business directly between The Netherlands and Japan? (for example companies with Japan desks in The Netherlands versus companies who do their Japanese business from outside the Netherlands.
- When a company does not have any business yet between Japan and The Netherlands, but is strategically looking to do so, Dujat could offer membership to Dujat and/or Dujat members might be able to help this company further. It can be discussed if this membership is in first instance for a limited period of time (1, 2 or 3 years).