The business licensing guidelines pursuant to the Establishment Ordinance are amended effective October 1, 2022.
However, the requests under the “Business Establishment Ordinance” received before October 1, 2022, will be evaluated according to the old guidelines.
For more information, you may consult the following brochure (in Dutch):
According to the Business Licensing Ordinance it is prohibited to establish and to operate a business, to take over or to continue a business, without a license of the Minister of Economic Affairs. A business is defined as any organization involved in the trade of goods and/or services. A branch is a separate establishment of a company other than at the location of the main headquarter, for which a license already exists. An Aruban born Dutch national or a person nationalized as Dutch citizen in Aruba and who is 18 years or older, does not require a business license to act as director, according to this ordinance and the Business Licensing guidelines.
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