Curaçaoentrepreneurs should make more use ofRVO export incentives

Curaçao entrepreneurs are invited to make more use of the export incentives of the Dutch government agency Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO). The entrepreneurs were informed about these possibilities during an information session about doing business abroad, that the Ministry of Economic Development (MEO) hosted together with the RVO.

In its effort to support export activities of local entrepreneurs, the Foreign Economic Cooperation Department of the MEO, regularly hosts information events for local entrepreneurs. More than 25 local entrepreneurs participated at one in February where representatives of RVO and MEO, informed them about the latest developments regarding the RVO export subsidies and programs.

These programs are accessible since 2018 to Curaçao companies. One of the remarks that came forward during the gathering, addressed the need to adapt the criteria for project size that the RVO applies to the relatively larger companies in the Netherlands. The local entrepreneurs would like to see these more in line with the needs of smaller sized projects in the Caribbean. The participants also expressed the importance to share success stories and the need for regular information sessions to inform the private sector in Curaçao.

Further information on upcoming sessions can be obtained via email:

The photo shows Curaçao entrepreneurs listening attentively to Maikel Walker, Marcel Knoors, Regonda Bierens of the RVO and Shereeta Ramcharan & Sam Kruiner of the MEO.

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