About us

The St. Eustatius & Saba Chamber of Commerce has been established in 2010. It is an independent legal entity that is subject to public law and operates as an administrative authority independent of the government. We have a number of duties prescribed by the BES Chambers of Commerce and Industry Act (Wet op de Kamers van Koophandel en Nijverheid BES).

The most important ones being:

  • The management of the commercial register (a record of all businesses, legal entities and establishments on the islands).
  • To inform and advise the government on economic development.
  • To represent all businesses on the island.

Below you can find relevant laws and regulations (in Dutch):

 
Vision

The Chamber of Commerce is an institution that is recognized by businesses and foundations as a valuable partner and service provider. The Chamber plays an important role in stimulating entrepreneurship, investment and social economic development. It can do that by working closely together with government and other organizations locally and abroad with a similar or related vision.

Mission

The Chamber’s mission is to inform the registered entities and support them in any way possible with the goal to strengthen the individual organizations and the business community as a whole and as such contributing to the social-economic development of the islands.

At present, the Chamber of Commerce has one director, five board members and both offices have one staff member. 

Board of Directors

Mr. Hermanus van Xanten

president

president@statiasabachamber.com

 

Ms Leonieke Zuiddam

vice-president

vice-president@statiasabachamber.com

 

Ms Petronila Lara Reyes

director

director@statiasabachamber.com

 

Mr Glenn Pileo

board member

 

Mrs Jamila Bennett-Lijfrock

board member

 

Mr Vaughn Sams

board member