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About the VBC
Monday, 28 May 2012 10:20

The “Vereniging Bedrijfsleven Curaçao” (The Curaçao Trade and Industry Association) was established by employers on July 24, 1944.The VBC is the representative body of the Curaçao business community. Companies and business oriented organizations may join the VBC regardless of their size.

The goal of the VBC is to protect the interests of its members so that they are able to fulfill their role in the community in the best possible way.

Through the VBC companies can take the lead in expressing their opinions loudly and clearly and at the right moment, jointly, as well as independently.

The VBC maintains contact with organizations abroad and with many governmental and private institution.


What the VBC stands for

A open market economy with responsible enterprise and with honest competition.

A minimum of government interference in the economic sphere and as great a freedom as possible in the traffic of persons, goods, services, investments and information.

The removal of barriers that stand in the way of economic growth and defend the right of any investor to make a fair return on investment.

Promoting business for it members.

To support and stimulate ethical standards and codes of behavior in doing business.


How the VBC works

The VBC provides the members with a number of practical services, including assistance, as well as information on economic and social matters and on subjects such as (fiscal) legislation and labor conditions.

The VBC exercises its influences on public opinion, government policy and legislation with regard to the business sector.

The VBC also takes a stance on current problems, both to protect the interests of its members as well as to stimulate a responsible decision making within the community.

To this end, the VBC actively participates in numerous governmental and private organizations such as:

  • Social Economic Council
  • Curaçao Development Corporation, KORPODEKO
  • Economic Partnership Netherlands- Netherlands Antilles
  • Advisory committee long-range Economic Program Curaçao
  • Foundation for education and training in skills and advancement, FEFFIK
  • Appeals Board on old age, widow and orphan pension
  • Appeals Board on sickness and accident insurance
  • Appeals Board on redundancy payments
  • Kolaborativo
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