DPA represents its members’ interests at the national government in The Hague and at the European Commission in Brussels.

Close contacts are maintained with the European agricultural lobby organisation COPA-COGECA, various Directorate Generals, the WTO, Freshfel and with organisations similar to the DPA in other EU countries.

At national level, intensive contacts are maintained with authorities and institutes including the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (EZ), The Horticultural Board and other sector organisations.