Private Sector

CIFA (Curaçao International Financial Services Association) is the representative association of professionals in the international financial services sector of Curaçao. CIFA provides a unique opportunity for its members to discuss international financial services issues.  It also acts as a sounding board for and advises government, regulatory agencies and monetary authorities on international financial services issues.

CIFA initiates and endorses the development of new concepts, products and services by actively lobbying for new state-of-the-art laws and regulations (fiscal, corporate and compliance).

CIFA’s vision is to make Curaçao the gateway of choice, both inbound and outbound, for cross-border international financial services transactions with Latin America, the US, Europe and Asia.

CIFA

Contact Person:
A.M. Chumaceiro Boulevard 3
Willemstad, Curaçao

Tel: (599-9) 461-5371  |  Fax: (599-9) 461-5378
Website: cifa-curacao.com

Members of IBNA are banks and affiliate offices of banks conducting international banking business in Curaçao and St. Maarten which are in possession of a valid banking license issued by Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten, in its capacity of the supervisory body for credit and banking institutions operating in Curaçao and St. Maarten.

By law IBA was appointed as the representative organization for the International Banking Sector in virtue of Part 1: Section 1: Article 1: Subsection E of the National Ordinance on the Supervision of the Bank- and Credit Institutions of 1994; PB 1994 No.4.

Association of International Bankers

Contact person:
Mr. René Ignacia, Assistant to the Board

A.M. Chumaceiro Boulevard 3
P.O. Box 3369 Willemstad, Curaçao
Tel.: (599-9) 461-5367  |  Fax: (599-9) 461-5369
Website: www.iba.cw

The Curaçao Foundation for the Development of the Logistical Sector (SLS) has as main objective: fostering the development of the logistics sector in Curaçao through attracting knowledge to Curaçao, creating and enabling environment, development of infrastructure and (financially) stimulate the growth of the logistics sector through projects.

SLS offers besides the renowned quality of our exported services, an innovative and integrated approach of facilitating international businesses in an ever evolving market. Curaçao is a pioneer and facilitator in the international flow of goods, services and passengers.

Foundation for the Development of the Logistical Sector
Contact Person:

Mr. Arthur Adams, President SLS
Mr. Billy Jonckheer, Vice President SLS

Kaya Junior Salas 1, Curaçao
Tel.: (599 9) 461 1451   |  Fax: (599 9) 461 5652

Established in 1884: The Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the voice of private enterprises in Curaçao. It represents the general interests of the Curaçao business community, keeps a complete registry of Curaçao businesses and other legal bodies and provides information services to local and international companies with an interest in doing business in, trading and exporting through or from Curaçao.

Services: Chamber’s Investment and Trade Promotion and Business Services Department provides orientation, initial mediation, and assistance for small business, investors and other entrepreneurs interested in doing business in or trading and exporting from or through Curaçao.

Execution of economic legislation: The Commercial Register keeps records of and provides information on registered companies, other legal entities and their activities and issues extracts of company registrations, certificates of origin for re-export, and legalization of authorized signatures and other business related documents.

Advocating private sector interests: The chamber gives solicited and unsolicited advice to governments concerning matters that affect the economy in general and the business community in particular.

Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Contact Person:
Kaya Junior Salas 1
Tel.: (599-9) 461-3918  |  Fax: (599-9) 461-5652
Website: curacao-chamber.cw
Twitter: kvkcuracao

The “Vereniging Bedrijfsleven Curaçao” ( The Curaçao Trade and Industry Association) is the representative body of the Curaçao business community, established by employers on July 24, 1944.

Companies and business oriented organizations may join the VBC regardless of their size. The goal of the VBC is to protect the interests of its members so that they are able to fulfill their role in the community in the best possible way. Through the VBC companies can take the lead in expressing their opinions loudly and clearly and at the right moment, jointly, as well as independently. The VBC maintains contact with organizations abroad and with many governmental and private institution.

VBC stands for an open market economy with responsible enterprise and with honest competition; a minimum of government interference in the economic sphere and as great a freedom as possible in the traffic of persons, goods, services, investments and information; the removal of barriers that stand in the way of economic growth and defend the right of any investor to make a fair return on investment; promoting business for it members; to support and stimulate ethical standards and codes of behavior in doing business.

Curaçao Trade & Industry Association

Contact Person:
Kaya Jr. Salas 1, P.O.Box  49
Willemstad, Curaçao

Tel.: (599-9) 461-1210  |  (599-9) 461-5424
Fax: (599-9) 461-5422
Website:vbcuracao.com

Current President VBC:
Mr. Herman Behr
Emancipatie Blvd 31
P.O.Box 6052

Phone: 599 9 734100
Fax: 599 341200

Public Sector

The Bank’s most important objectives are to maintain the external stability of the Netherlands Antillean guilder (NAf.) and to promote the efficient functioning of the financial system in the Countries Curaçao and St. Maarten. To realize these objectives, the Bank, as supervisory authority, has frequently recurred to credit control measures and/or to changing the discount rate. The functions of the Bank, explicitly summed up in the Bank Charter, are:

First, the Bank is the only institution entitled by law to issue paper money in the Countries Curaçao and St. Maarten. The Bank also is charged with the circulation of coins.

Second, the Bank supervises banking and credit institutions to guarantee depositors and other creditors funds at banking and credit institutions in particular and the soundness of the financial sector in general.

Third, the Bank manages the foreign exchange reserves of the Netherlands Antilles, which includes regulating of the transfer of payments between residents and nonresidents of the Countries Curaçao and St. Maarten.

Finally, the Bank acts as the government’s treasurer by receiving and making payments from and to the public through the tax collector’s accounts at the Central Bank.

To strengthen the Central Bank’s independent position vis-à-vis the government, the Bank Charter limits the monetary financing of budget deficits to 10% of the central government’s revenues in the previous year. This limitation must be seen in the context of an overdraft facility to meet liquidity deficits of the public sector that result from seasonal variations in government revenues.

Two of the Bank’s basic tasks are to control the amount of liquid assets in circulation (monetary supervision), and to act as the supervisory body for credit and banking institutions operating in the Countries Curaçao and St. Maarten (prudential supervision). Furthermore, the Bank is one of the government’s main advisors on financial and economic affairs.

CIFA’s vision is to make Curaçao the gateway of choice, both inbound and outbound, for cross-border international financial services transactions with Latin America, the US, Europe and Asia.

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Contact Person

Simón Bolívar Plein 1 Willemstad – Curaçao

Tel.: +599 9 434 5500  |  Fax: +599 9 461 5004
Website: centralbank.cw

The Ministry of Finance’s tasks are:

  • Taking care of the country’s finances and monetary affairs;
  • Taking care of national and international tax matters; and
  • Taking care of the monetary system, credit institutions and banking sector.

The general objectives of the Ministry of Finance are to:

  1. Promote an effective and balanced financial policy and financial management for Curaçao. This concerns the continuous care for and the development and evaluation of financial policy. This is to ensure proper management and control of the use of public funds.
  2. Ensure optimal and balanced fiscal policy and its effective implementation, as well as customs matters.
  3. Promote financial integrity by fighting, detecting and preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
  4. Monitor the non-financial sector (including the exchange of information and maintaining contact with local and foreign regulators).
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Curaçao Investment & Export Promotion Agency (CINEX) marca un nuevo inicio en la forma de hacer negocios internacionales con Curaçao. CINEX fue establecida el 31 de julio del 2014 por el Ministerio de Desarrollo Económico de Curaçao, con el objetivo de atraer y asistir, de una manera más eficaz, a los inversionistas y empresarios extranjeros en todo el proceso de búsqueda y establecimiento de sus negocios en la isla de Curaçao. CINEX también se concentra en las empresas locales que desean hacer negocio internacionalmente.

La misión de CINEX es, de una manera profesional, eficaz y permanentemente, atraer la inversión extranjera directa, así como promover y fomentar la exportación de productos y servicios locales, con el fin de impulsar el desarrollo económico de Curaçao. Con el apoyo del Ministerio de Desarrollo Económico, CINEX se ha comprometido a convertirse en una agencia de renombre mundial actuando como el primer punto de contacto para los inversionistas, proporcionando excelentes servicios a los inversores y facilitando el proceso de hacer negocios.

SLS offers besides the renowned quality of our exported services, an innovative and integrated approach of facilitating international businesses in an ever evolving market. Curaçao is a pioneer and facilitator in the international flow of goods, services and passengers.

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CINEX
Amidos Building (1st Floor)
Pletterijweg 43
T: +5999 462 14 44
E: info@curinvest.com
W: www.curinvest.com

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