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The Dutch former Colonies

Vietnam

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Dutch-settlement-on-Lawec-in-Cambodja-1663

 
Tonkin, Factory from 1637 to 1699. Main product: silk.
Faifo (now Hoi An), Factory from 1637 to 1652. Main products: silk, gold.
Hanoi(1636-1699)*
Towards the end of the 1630s, the Company signed an agreement with the king of Tonkin and opened a trading post in or near today's Hanoi. The country was a major silk producer. The silk which the VOC bought there was particularly valuable for trade with Japan. The VOC maintained a trading post in Tonkin from 1636 to 1699. This trading post was run by an 'opperhoofd' or supervisor.

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Bay-on-the-coast-of--Vietnam-1753

Cambodja

Phnom Penh*
Laauweck(1620-1622,1667)*
The town of Lawec in Cambodia was situated halfway along the Mekong River on the way to Phnom Penh. The VOC set up a trading post at Lauweck in 1620, but the trade there proved disappointing, and just two years later the company shut the post down. The Lawec trading post was reopened on three further occasions, but in 1667 the VOC left Cambodia for good. Besides deer hides and ray skins, Cambodia functioned mainly as a source of provisions for Batavia such as rice, butter, salted pork, and lard.
 

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