Greg Peterson - Green Aruba where Europe Meets the Americas

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Your one-stop-shop
into the Gateway
drs. Greg Peterson
Managing Director
Free Zone Aruba NV
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Free Zone Aruba (FZA) NV
What do we offer?
What can you do at FZA?
Benefits
Opportunities
Logistics
Some ideas
Examples
Contact information
FreeZoneAruba NV
• 100% Government owned
limited liability company
• Established since 1996
• Stimulate import-export:
– services, goods and light
industrial activities:
Gateway
• Support sustainable
development of Aruba
What do we offer?
• Fiscal and physical platform
– License to operate
– Property to construct facilities:
Barcadera
• One-stop-shop model
– in-house establishment system
account executives
– Consultants / lawyers
• Simple and clear procedures
for establishment
What can you do at FZA?
• Services
• Trade
(100% export)
(75/25)
– Including drop shipments
• Light Industrial Activities
• Combinations of the above
(75/25)
Benefits Free Zone Aruba 1
• 100% foreign ownership option
– no local business partner required
• A foreign managing director does not need
to apply for a directors’ license
• The Business Establishment Ordinance does
not apply to free zone companies
– “Vestigingsverordening”
• In-house licensing
- no charge / notary costs
• Swift license expansion (24 hours)
Benefits Free Zone Aruba 2
• No minimum investment required
• No minimum amount of employees
required
• Island wide location establishment choice
for services companies (vrije vestiging)
Benefits Free Zone Aruba 3
• Free Zone Facility Charge (FFC) 0.75%
– turnover
• 2% annual profit tax
• 0% import duties on import-export goods
• 0% import duties on materials for facility
construction, machinery, equipment, etc.
• 0% turnover tax
• Exemption from foreign exchange provision
Opportunities
• Regional Headquarters /
Showcase
• Sustainable technologies /
Green energy
• High quality goods and
services
• Multi-destination strategy
Logistics
• Logistics: goods and services
– Regional transit/storage of highly specialized
internationally traded goods
– Drop shipments
– AAA NV (Airport) and APA NV (Harbor)
– New Multi-Cargo Sea Terminal at Barcadera
• Hurricane belt
Some ideas
• Parts storage and maintenance function
• Export of knowledge: engineering,
consulting, architecture, marketing,
agriculture (green house technology etc.),
tourism related experience, medical
tourism, mining, water management,
biotechnology, etc. etc.
• Export of knowledge includes training
– Abroad, but also locally
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Solar energy project
Green House Technology
Creative Industry: Music
Mining (under water / Boskalis)
Ship maintenance
Water
We will one-stop-shop you
into the gateway!
Contact Information
• Website: www.freezonearuba.com
• E-mail: [email protected]
• Telephone: (+297) 5820909
• Address: Free Zone Aruba (FZA) NV
Avenido Milio Croes 118A
PO Box 225
Dakota
Aruba

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