Chambers of Commerce in the Dutch Antilles agree on joint organization
The chambers of commerce in the Dutch Caribbean have formed an umbrella body to co-ordinate their interests across the five islands.
ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Thursday October 6, 2011 – The dissolution of the Netherland Antilles last year has not stopped its private sector leaders from wanting to ensure that they can collaborate on initiatives in their collective interests.
The representative bodies in Aruba, Curacao, St. Eustatius & Saba and St. Maarten have come together to form the Association of Dutch Caribbean Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
The agreement on the joint organization was made at a meeting in Aruba last week.
The agreement formalises mechanisms for the Dutch Caribbean Chambers to cooperate where it comes to advising their governments on cooperation in economic and socio-economic areas and on matters of common interest of the business sector on all five islands.
Emphasis will also be placed on the developments in globalization, with specific focus on international trade relations and the possible establishment of forms international cooperation and membership of international organizations.
The Chambers also plan to work together on the effective use of resources and capacity.