Business support in the Dutch Caribbean

Published on:
11 September 2023

Are you an entrepreneur who wants to do business internationally? The Netherlands Enterprise Agency helps businesses achieve their international ambitions. We help entrepreneurs in the Netherlands and the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Subsidies and other programmes are available for trade and investment projects outside the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Caribbean Dutch entrepreneurs can use programmes under the same conditions as European Dutch companies and cooperate with local partners. Subsidies and programmes are available to companies in:

  • Curaçao
  • Aruba
  • St. Maarten
  • Bonaire
  • Saba
  • St. Eustatius

Subsidies and programmes

Use our subsidies and programmes guide to find subsidies and programmes to help you achieve your international business goals.

The National Growth Fund

With the National Growth Fund, the Dutch government allocates €20 billion for the period 2021-2025 for project investments in knowledge development, research, development and innovation.

Support International Business

Are you an entrepreneur with the ambition and capacity to expand to international markets? Do you already know which market suits your product or service? Then apply for the Support International Business (SIB) subsidy. With this scheme, you can finance various activities that help you take the next step in international trade.

DHI subsidy scheme

Do you have an innovative SME with international ambitions? Do you want to invest in a foreign company or carry out a project abroad? Or do you want to convince possible customers of the potential of your technology? Apply for the subsidy scheme for demonstration projects, feasibility studies and investment preparation projects (DHI).

Representatives in the Netherlands

Would you like to contact one of the Dutch Caribbean representatives in the Netherlands? Visit the following websites:


Visit the websites of our partners:

Stay informed

Use the NL exporteert app (in Dutch) to find interesting export markets, up-to-date country information, business opportunities and relevant laws and regulations. Visit What's Cooking In Curaçao to find investment opportunities. Visit Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) for information on the sustainable development of OCTs. And subscribe to our economic newsletter for the latest news.

Commissioned by:
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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