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  The government is taking concrete and proactive action to improve the overall investment environment for Curaçao:

Modernization of economic legislation is being undertaken. The most important development in this has been the introduction of a new Civil Code featuring a state-of-the-art Corporate Code (modeled, of course, after the new Dutch civil code though not copied from it). With its enhanced flexibility and simplicity the new code greatly facilitates the conduct of business in the Netherlands Antilles.
Participation of the Netherlands Antilles in a large-scale regional project to improve the investment and business climate and international competitiveness in the most promising economies of the Caribbean Rim is another important development. The Caribbean Rim Investment Initiative as it's officially called was initiated in 2001 by the OECD (an organization of industrialized countries), during a regional conference in Curaçao. The CRII program comprises a comprehensive diagnosis of the investment climate, and the elaboration of an investment policy reform agenda. Participating countries are elected from so-called emerging economies of the region considered by the OECD to have real potential of reaching first world status within a few years. Costa, Rica, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands Antilles are the first four Caribbean Rim countries elected to participate in the project.
Business Environment Report: As part of the CRII program, a diagnostic study (called the Business Environment Report) on the Netherlands Antilles was translated into a Policy Reform Agenda which was implemented during 2005, and which resulted in a considerably improved economic climate, certainly considering the steps that have already been taken.

The policy reform agenda is expected to focus on measures in areas such as:

Market reform (including labor and capital market flexibility), still considered possible barriers for doing business,
Continuation of the privatization program,
Further public sector reform to modernize the tax regime, modernize the role of government and improve public sector information to private sector stakeholders on policies,
Further articulation of economic potential and policy objectives,
And regional and international benchmarking of the island's performance in order to enhance present policies and raise our international profile.