Curaçao: Country and Foreign Investment
Relationship with the EU
This page was last updated on 20 August 2019.
As a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Curaçao is an associate of the EU. Its citizens carry EU passports, and have the right to enter, reside and work in the EU.
In so far as Curaçao applies the common import tariff of the EU single market, it can freely export products into the EU which it has sourced externally, without additional processing. Products originating in Curaçao, or which have undergone 'substantial economic transformation' there, are deemed to have EU origin. However, Curaçao does not form part of the EU financial area and does not apply Dutch or EU taxes.