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  Since 1939, the Netherlands Antilles has acted as an international financial center, and Curaçao has become one of the preferred locations in the Caribbean for international tax-planning and financial transactions, with a legal system based on civil law and similar to the legal structure in the Netherlands. Curaçao is known for its stable political and legal climate, superior business infrastructure and for its flexibility, professionalism and confidentiality. Curaçao's law does not require statutory provisions with regard to the nationality of registrars, transfer agents, investment managers and paying agents, allowing for a great degree of flexibility in the structuring of offshore structures, including mutual funds.

Curaçao is a beneficiary country under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Expansion Act (Caribbean Basin Initiative II of 1990) of the United States. The most important provision of the CBI II is the permanent extension of the duty free treatment towards most goods produced in a CBI country.

To qualify for duty free treatment a product should:

Be imported directly from Curaçao into US customs territory
Meet the 35% local value added requirement: only direct processing costs in one or more CBI countries are considered to be value added (US origin materials may be counted toward 15 percentage points of the 35, leaving 20 percent of the value to be added in Curaçao); and
Conform to the substantial transformation requirement: the final product must be new and different from the foreign materials used in its manufacture.

On January 1, 1991 a new tax treaty came into force between Norway and the Netherlands Antilles. Under the new treaty, withholding tax on dividends in Norway is reduced from 25% to 15% if paid to a Netherlands Antilles company which is the beneficial owner and holds a participation in the Norwegian company of less than 25%. The withholding tax on dividends in Norway is reduced from 25% to 5% if the Netherlands Antilles company holds more than 25% of the shares of the Norwegian company. This treaty also contains a limitation of benefits provision along the lines of the OECD Model treaty.