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  In so far as the Netherlands Antilles 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 the Netherlands Antilles, or which have undergone "substantial economic transformation" there, have EU origin.

Obviously, access to the European Market can be a strategic advantage to an investment in Curaçao, if such as investment fits the Curaçao economy for other reasons as well. There are certainly opportunities for companies to establish value-added processing facilities in Curaçao that are most suitable for its competitive factors and enjoy duty-free entrance into the European Market. The key is to pick the right products and processing operations that conform to the spirit of the regulations and leverage the competitive factors of Curaçao.