DAFM collaborates with other regulatory agencies around the world, organizes bilateral meetings with supervisors from other countries, encompasses exchange of information, experience and best practice about current problems and developments. It also advises foreign supervisory authorities on technical cooperation in order to support them in setting up or developing their supervisory systems. Among other things, this makes it easier for Dutch companies to gain access to new markets.

Generally, bilateral labour arrangements aim to match supply with demand, promote friendly relations among states. These agreements require special administration to ensure their smooth operation including the recruitment, testing and certification of applicants for the programme, and timely data flow and information sharing between the two countries.

DAFM develops bilateral international cooperation with the aim of establishing relations with regulators from other countries and financial centres in order to be able to exchange information for supervisory and regulatory purposes. It has wide network of agreements and memorandums, enabling cross-border supervisory and regulatory cooperation in banking, insurance, capital markets and FinTech.