Why Curaçao could be the next big step in  growing your Pan-American business.

Why Curaçao could be the next big step in growing your Pan-American business.

0% Import Duties, 0% Revenue Tax and only 2% Profit Tax

Have you ever heard of a place called Curaçao? If you’re a frequent vacationer, chances are you may have already visited the island once or twice. But Curaçao is more than just a Caribbean destination with nice beaches, colonial architecture and friendly people. 

In addition to its strategic location and grade-A infrastructure, this up-and-coming Pan-American hub is among the most politically and economically stable places in the region. And as part of the Dutch Kingdom, Curaçao has direct access to a wealth of knowledge, funds and favorable trade agreements with the European Union and the United States. 

Here are the top 10 reasons why Curaçao is the next logical step for expanding your business across the Pan-American region. 



Get your products onto European and US markets under favorable conditions.

As part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Curaçao offers you the possibility to enter the European Union as well as the United States under favorable fiscal and legal conditions. 


Attractive government incentives.

In an effort to boost the growth of its hub position, Curaçao offers special incentives to overseas businesses to establish themselves in designated Free (Economic) Zones. You will pay 0% Import Duties, 0% Revenue Tax and only 2% Profit Tax.


A multilingual population.

Due to its rich history of cultural migration, almost every person in Curaçao speaks at least two languages or more. This is a great advantage when hiring your local workforce, but also for efficient and effective dealings with service providers and vendors. 


Secure environments with 24/7 surveillance, to safely conduct your business.

There are two Tax & Duty Free Zones, one at the airport and one at the seaport, as well as a third Industrial Park, all gated with 24/7 security, and camera surveillance across the parks. 


State-of-the-art turnkey facilities for storage, assembly, sales and distribution.

These ‘Free (Economic) Zones’ are full-fledged business parks with multi-purpose buildings for storage, assembly, distribution, repair and more, to properly service your clients around the world.


The option to buy and ship in less than a container load.

Many retail businesses in the Caribbean and Latin America are small resellers that simply do not have the necessary volume to afford or manage bulk purchases. Giving them the option to buy and ship in smaller loads will considerably expand your potential market. 


Direct flights to many Pan-American destinations and multiple daily flights to the US.

Small retailers often travel personally to select their merchandise and ship it back home. Easy access to your location through air travel is key, and Curaçao gives you exactly that.


Easy distribution to the Caribbean, the Americas and Europe, from a strategic location.

Curaçao is located in the heart of the Southern Caribbean, just off the coast of Venezuela. It has one of the best-equipped container ports in the region and an efficient modern airport that meets top international standards: a perfect combination for the best possible hub.


Good infrastructure, both physical and technological

Add to that: good roads, a reliable state-of-the-art telecom infrastructure with six submarine cables and a Tier IV Data Center, and you have all the conditions you need to hit the ground running.


And last but not least, the reason so obvious we almost forgot to mention it…

Life is simply too short to be all work and no play. Curaçao is a destination you won’t mind traveling to or living in, because of its cosmopolitan lifestyle in a Caribbean atmosphere, with a high standard of living.

Find out more…

The Curaçao Industrial and International Trade Development Company (Curinde) is your first point of contact to get the ball rolling. Contact us now and we will gladly explain to you in greater detail all the benefits your new facility in Curaçao can bring you.