E-Commerce, Free-Zone Business and Supporting Services


E-Zone

Description

Various business centers situated in the government appointed eZone, including Internet Data Center, with their own 24/7 Network Operation Center and on-site office facilities, offer reliable solution in a secure and state-of-the-art environment offering fully redundant network connectivity, with backhaul contracts in US cities. Failover contracts are in place with alternative network providers on both cable and satellite.

e-Zones can be set up anywhere on the island, catering to the special needs of the end users.

Setting up business in Curacao's e-Zone has great tax advantages because e-Zone status has benefit of tax incentives under this legislation, such as on-shore status with only a 2% profit tax obligation. No import duties or turnover tax for goods and services necessary to conduct the business. Expatriate tax rulings are available for staff from abroad.

Owning and operating offshore gaming industries is allowed under Curacao law

Matching Firm Partner

COUNTRY: Netherlands Antilles & Aruba
FIRM: Zielinski & Gonzales
CONTACT: Mr. Lex Gonzales


Free-Zones Business

Description

Curacao's location in the region, its infrastructure and its full services package all support its Logistic Hub Function for the Americas and the Caribbean Basin. Curacao offers Free-Zone facilities at the Nieuwe Haven (seaport) and at Hato (airport).

Both the Curacao International Airport and the Curacao International Seaport have their own Duty Freezone, with all the necessary infrastructure to transship, store and handle all sorts of goods and valuables, free of duties. Custom procedures are now almost 100% digitalized and therefore controllable at the blink of an eye on the computer screen.

Example 1: The Caribbean, North & South America markets for small volume/weight-high yield products can easily be served and serviced from these Curacao e-Zones and Free-Zones by regular (FEDEX, DHL) or chartered sea or airport.

Example 2: The Caribbean, Central-American and South-American hunger for state of the art energy and water saving systems/plants, for single households to big hotels and townships also form a high potential market that could very well be served and serviced from Curacao e-Zones and Free-Zones.

In these Free- Zones areas, traders can import/export goods without having to declare to Customs and without paying the usual import duties. Curacao Hato International Airport will be ready and operational in mid 2006, aiming at 2.5 million passengers a year.

Curacao's Seaport at Annabay is not only home to the many tankers that bring and haul crude and oil products to and from the Isla Refinery, but also provides the best container terminal and general cargo wharves in the region.

Paradigm

The primary business opportunity is for investor/partners with the financial capability to participate in or to hold the controlling interest in still to be established e-Zones and e-Zone activities and/or Free-zone and Free-zone activities.

The secondary business opportunity is for Curacao e-Zone/Free-zone based high ticket merchandising.

The third business opportunity is for Curacao e-Zone/Free-zone based worldwide offshore gaming and gambling.

The fourth business opportunity is for Curacao e-Zone/Free-zone based worldwide offshore trading.

The fifth business opportunity is for Curacao e-Zone/Free-zone based design/sale/maintenance and service of state of the art energy and water saving systems/plants, from single households to big hotels and townships.

Matching Firm Partner

COUNTRY: Netherlands Antilles & Aruba
FIRM: Zielinski & Gonzales
CONTACT: Mr. Lex Gonzales


Other Business Opportunities in Combination with eZone, Free-Zone and Internet

Description

Curacao based high ticket merchandising.

Curacao based offshore gaming aimed at all sorts of gambling worldwide.

Curacao law incorporated and protected trading & investment businesses aiming at doing business with South, Central and North America.

Paradigm

We are looking for business entrepreneurs that recognize the advantages of doing business using Curacao eZone and Free-zone facilities to their advantage.

A Chinese Producer of high-ticket merchandise can set up an internet site specifically marketing and catering to the Latin Market (completely in Spanish with help desk, etc.). All e-commerce transactions related to this web site can be processed through Curacao-Servers and the trade entity can be set up as a Netherlands Antilles E-Zone entity (2% profit tax). The Chinese producers can set up a Distribution Center within the Free-Zone of Curacao (no import duties) and within a very stable legal environment (Dutch Kingdom / democratic & stable government). This distribution center will enable products sold through the web site to be shipped and delivered on a timely manner creating a competitive proposition (compared to for instance US competitors) for the Latin Market based on both price position as well as fast delivery terms.

Matching Firm Partner

COUNTRY: Netherlands Antilles & Aruba
FIRM: Zielinski & Gonzales
CONTACT: Mr. Lex Gonzales