Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kaya Junior Salas 1
P.O. Box 10
Kaya Junior Salas 1
(+599-9) 461-1451 (Management)
(+599-9) 461-1455 (Commerial & foundations register
(+599-9) 461-3918 (Curaçao Business Information Center / Investment Promotion & Business Activities)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Commercial & Foundations Register)
email@example.com (Curaçao Business Information Center / Investment Promotion & Business Activities)
Monday - Friday: 8.00 - 16.00, non-stop
John H. Jacobs, Executive Director
The Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the voice of private enterprise in Curaçao. It represents the general interests of the Curaçao business community, keeps a complete roster of Curaçao businesses, and provides information and services to local and international companies with an interest in doing business in, trading and exporting from or through Curaçao.
The Chamber is officially represented in several official bodies where financial, social and economic policy and developments are discussed and determined.
The Commercial and Foundations Register keeps record of and provides information on registered companies and foundations, and their activities. The Commercial Register also emits extracts of company registrations, certificates of origin for re-export, legalization of authorized signatures and other business related documents. It can also supply addresses of local businesses by category, on lists or on labels.
Information and support services
The Curaçao Business Information Center provides orientation, initial mediation, and assistance for small business and other entrepreneurs interested in doing business in or trading and exporting from or through Curaçao. It also provides orientation about trade with the United States, the European Community, and other major markets. The Chamber's business information library stocks a wide variety of international directories, reference books, periodicals, background reports, commercial profiles, economic research and statistics relevant to the Curaçao business community.
The Chamber is also home to the Netherlands Trade Commission for Curaçao and Bonaire (the local representation of the Netherlands Export Promotion Agency EVD), and Trade Point Curaçao, one of over 100 trade promotion facilities initiated by UNCTAD to promote global trade and investment.
The Curaçao Business Information Guide, the "yellow pages" of internationally oriented companies, is published annually. The guide is revised regularly to ensure accuracy of the data pertaining to the participating companies.
Other Chamber publications discuss developments of the local economy, such as the Questionnaire on Business Developments - an annually recurring survey on the developments of companies - and the Economic Review - a periodic publication on the state of the Curaçao economy.
Through the Internet one can visit the Chamber's web site and directly access the Commercial and Foundations Register and the Curaçao Business Information Guide. Furthermore, the web site contains a wide array of statistics and data on investment possibilities in Curaçao, and is a link to interesting web sites of local and international organizations. Useful links include WTCA On-line (a business opportunities network of the World Trade Centers Association), World ChamberNet-Net (a similar network operated by the International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce), the Global Trade Point Network, and a number of commercial on-line information services.
Business sectors/customers serviced
Local and international companies, investors and starting entrepreneurs.
Regional Market Access
The Curaçao Chamber of Commerce has as its aim to promote the Curaçao business community both regionally and internationally. Through its website (www.curacao-chamber.an), participation in international conferences, fairs and other activities, and the worldwide distribution of the Curaçao Business Information Guide, but also, by affiliating to and actively participating in regional and international organizations the Chamber strives to make Curaçao and its economic possibilities widely known.
Kaya Junior Salas 1, P.O. Box 10, Curaçao
Phone: (599-9) 461-3918 Fax 461-5652
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chamber Board consists of nine members who are elected directly by the voting members of the business community. Five members represent the corporate sector and four members represent the small business sector.
Companies with an invested capital of at least 100,000 Antillean Guilders belong to the corporate sector, while companies with an invested capital of less that 100,000 Antillean Guilders are considered part of the small business sector.
The nine members of the Board represent, as much as possible, various sectors of the business community. They are each elected for three years with the possibility of being re-elected.
The decisions to be made by the Chamber, and the projects it initiates, require considerable preliminary as well as executive activities.
To carry out these activities and to assist the Board with its tasks, the Chamber relies on a professional staff and secretariat, of 27 persons, headed by the Executive Director.
John H. Jacobs
John H. Jacobs
Irving M.N. Janga, MBA
Steven J. Damiana
Audrey A. De Leeuw
Edna S. Cardoze