||Curaçao's government is aiming at enhancing
the overall efficiency on the macro- as well as the micro-level. Through
privatization the government strives to strengthen the forces of national
economic development in general and in particular to increase the
competitiveness of its products and services especially those which
are exposed to global competition. Some of the areas of focus are
& strategic partnerships for state owned enterprises and activities
such as the airport and the utility company.
of education and training activities, including the establishment
of high-quality, commercially run schools and training institutes
targeting local and regional markets.
of business contacts in the Caribbean, in the U.S., and in The Netherlands
and other European countries following initial interest and investment
initiatives from these areas
of economic legislation is another important aspect of government
policy. The most important development in this has been the introduction
of a new Civil Code featuring a state-of-the-art Corporate Code (modeled,
of course, after the new Dutch civil code though not copied from it).
With its enhanced flexibility and simplicity the new code greatly
facilitates the conduct of business in the Netherlands Antilles.