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Can we obtain a VAT number without incorporating a business in the Netherlands?

Question:
 
Can we obtain a VAT number without incorporating a business in the Netherlands?

We will be distributing goods from the Netherlands however our company is based out of Canada.  We really do not want to register another company in order to get a VAT number.
 
Answer:
 
It is indeed not necessary to incorporate a business if you just want to store goods in the Netherlands and sell them from there to other companies in other countries.
 
You can hire the services of a company which can act as fiscal representative for VAT. Such company can arrange the VAT number for you, make sure that you don
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