Reach magazine is a new publication of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Division of the Ministry of Economic Development of Curaçao. With this publication, the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) wants to inform you about relevant events concerning Curaçao’s Foreign Trade.


This edition is dedicated to the first National Export Awareness Week that was held from the 21st – 25th of May at the World Trade Center in Curaçao.


This event marked the launching of the international trade agenda of the Minister of Economic Development, Dr. Steven Martina. It is also the starting point of the development of a national export strategy for the island. For this purpose, the MEO has requested the assistance of the International Trade Center in Geneva.


In this first edition, you can also read about Curaçao Ecocity Project, one of Curaçao’s successful exporters. To get to that stage, the company had to make a transition from inward looking to become a global competitive company. The importance of export as an

economic driver cannot be overemphasized.


To support the local businesses to make more use of this strategy, Minister Martina has managed to convince his Dutch colleague to make an interesting part of the Dutch export support services for trade and investment,available for companies established in Curaçao.


The MED has appointed export coaches to assist local businesses that want to start exporting or increase their current export activities.

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