Curaçao – Here and Now

Curaçao is stimulating business and creating investment opportunities as a leading regional investment destination connecting Europe, North America and the Caribbean.

Strategically located in the southern Caribbean Sea, Curaçao is part of the Dutch Caribbean region north of the Venezuelan coast. As part of the Dutch Kingdom of the Netherlands, Curaçao offers a balanced working environment at the crossroads of trade routes between North and South America and Europe.

The Curaçao Industrial and International Trade Development Company (Curinde) is facilitating business and contributing to the sustainable economic and social growth of Curaçao.

Curinde, a semi-government owned company (85% of its shares belong to the Government of Curaçao and fifteen percent are owned by APC, (a Curaçao general Pension Fund) recently celebrated forty-two years.

The managing company is the developer of the three largest business parks in Curaçao and assists investors in establishing companies in one of three business parks:

  • Harbour Free Economic Zone
  • Airport Free Economic Zone
  • Industrial Park

Last year Curinde was awarded ‘Best Free Economic Zone Manager in the Dutch Caribbean’ by Capital Finance International (CFI.co).

2030

As supply chains continue to recover following the pandemic, Curinde is well-positioned to offer Free Trade Zone solutions and services to international businesses. By 2030, Curinde intends to be an international renowned facilitator in the production and commercialization of high-value goods. The company aims to provide excellent commercial services through gentle and highly-skilled professionals.

Curinde’s mission is to engage, help and stimulate commercial and production companies as they achieve their goals.

The Curaçao Industrial and International Trade Development Company (Curinde) is facilitating business and contributing to the sustainable economic and social growth of Curaçao.

By establishing a business in one of Curinde’s business parks, companies and investors are guaranteed their operations will be managed in a financially and politically-safe work environment. Curinde promotes respect for human rights, Intellectual Property (IP) rights, and green-energy solutions.

Tax incentives offered to companies which are established in Curaçao’s Free Economic Zones include zero percent import duties and zero percent sales tax and investors may be able to receive permanent residency (conditions may apply).

Team Curinde

Highly-trained specialists provide on-time and precise advice regarding operations, procedures and compliance within Curinde’s Free Economic Zones.

Curinde’s dedicated team of professionals are able to refer investors to government and private institutions, legal services teams, financial institutions, customs, engineers, specialists and technicians.

‘Tropic Shopping’

Tropic Shopping is an e-commerce platform managed by Curinde which is open to international and Curaçao-based companies.

By registering a business on www.tropicshopping.com merchants have access to over three hundred million qualified consumers across the Caribbean region. 800 companies from different parts of the world have already registered and currently there is no cost to join.

Tropic Shopping is an e-commerce platform managed by Curinde which is open to international and Curaçao-based companies.

Tropic Shopping offers Safe and Secure SSL Encrypted payment options to facilitate international payments via credit card, debit card and PayPal.

Curinde partnered with P3 Capital and entered into a referral agreement with Sparo Corporation to provide shoppers in North America with the option of making a financial contribution to a charity of their choice upon check out. The next step will be to introduce an NFT marketplace for Caribbean Artists.

New Partnerships

Looking forward, Curinde will continue to create new alliances with other entities and Free Zones around the world. As Curinde establishes more new partnerships, existing clients will also benefit from this growing network.

Client satisfaction remains a clear focus for the company and Curinde continues to attract investors who see the benefits of establishing businesses in one of the company’s business parks. Each business park offers:

  • Excellent service quality by all stakeholders involved in the logistics chain
  • Diversification under establishments
  • Global and regional promotional activities
  • E-commerce activities and support for new business trends

For more information on Curinde and Curaçao please visit: www.curinde.com
Address: Emancipatie Boulevard Dominico F. “Don” Martina 17, Curaçao
Telephone: (+599-9) 737-6000
Email: info@curinde.com

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