Curinde: Best Free Economic Zone Manager Dutch Caribbean 2021


The Caribbean island of Curaçao is becoming a logistical trade hub. It is a far-flung part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, benefitting from treaties with the EU and the Americas. It has a sophisticated financial industry, extensive port facilities, reliable communications infrastructure and a skilled, multilingual labour force. Curinde aims to strengthen the country’s status by providing professional support and qualitative facilities in two Free Economic zones, at the airport and harbour, and at the Brievengat industrial park. Steven Martina, Curaçaoan minister of economic development, expects the industrial park to become the heart of the island’s economy, generating local employment and spurring international trade. Curinde has clients ready to settle into the industrial area of the port and hopes to commence operations soon. The company adheres to international guidelines for transparency and intellectual property laws. A strong governance structure gives it a sure footing in the battle against illicit activity. Curinde places great importance on its reputation for integrity and collaboration. It works with customs agencies and merchants to increase awareness of opportunities and highlight best-business practices. Curinde has made confident investments over the past seven years to transform the free trade zones — and has secured certificates and accreditations that underscore its growing prestige. The judging panel announces another accolade: Curinde claims the 2021 award for Best Free Economic Zone Manager (Dutch Caribbean).

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