The new expat regulation

The promotion of investments, including the creation of a knowledge-based economy, is one of the action points arising from the economic action plan of the Government for the years 2011 through 2013. This also became evident during the Social Dialogue - consisting of the Government and representatives of employers’ and employees’ organizations - which was held during the period of August 21, 2012 through November 9, 2012, and during which Social Dialogue it was determined that investments aimed at a sustainable, diversified, and innovative economy should be stimulated. The social partners recognize that the creation of a sustainable, diversified, and innovative economy requires manpower that is not available on the Aruban labor market or only to a limited extent. It mostly concerns high-skilled manpower. Consequently, there is a need for providing for further rules to attract this manpower.