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Business support in the Dutch Caribbean

Are you an entrepreneur who wishes to venture abroad? The Netherlands Enterprise Agency helps businesses fulfill their international ambitions. Entrepreneurs in the Caribbean countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands can benefit from the agency’s services.

The Dutch economy is built on trade. To promote trade and investment and strengthen the whole of the Kingdom’s foreign economic relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made various instruments available to companies in:

  • Curaçao
  • Aruba
  • St. Maarten
  • Bonaire
  • Saba
  • St. Eustatius
The services, subsidies and other programmes are available for trade and investment projects in countries outside the Kingdom. Caribbean Dutch entrepreneurs may use these services and programmes under the same conditions as European Dutch companies and in cooperation with local partners.

Emergency package COVID-19 for Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius

On 17 March 2020, the Dutch Cabinet decided that businesses and entrepreneurs on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius can qualify for an emergency package of exceptional economic measures. Read more about the emergency package for Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius.


Available instruments

There are several programmes available to help businesses fulfill their international ambition. Please check the right side of this page (bottom of the page if you're viewing this page on a mobile device) for more information about particular programmes.


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Stronger together

Enterprise and promoting trade and investment are vital to the economic development of a region. By making the most of the knowledge and contacts in the Caribbean countries of the Kingdom, we harness the economic power and diversity in this region.

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International Enterprise

Do you have an international project in a developing country or an emerging market or are you looking for a business partner? See what the Netherlands Enterprise Agency can do for you!

  • Starters International Business (SIB)

    Thinking about taking your business abroad for the first time? With its Starters International Business (SIB) programme, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can help you move into foreign markets.

  • DHI Scheme

    The DHI scheme for demonstration projects, feasibility studies and investment preparation studies supports Dutch enterprises that want to invest in or execute a project in emerging markets and in developing countries.

  • Programme for Energy Executives Training (EET)

    Energy Executives Training (EET) couples energy managers to a traineeship as part of its EET programme. The training programme is for managers from Aruba, Brazil, Curaçao and Mexico who work in the energy sector.

  • Partners for International Business (PIB)

    Doing business abroad in an unfamiliar market can be daunting. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs assists groups of businesses through the Partners In Business programme (PIB, in Dutch).

Doing business on Bonaire, St. Eustatius or Saba

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Frequently asked questions (in Dutch)

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