St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Kamer van Koophandel en Nijverheid

Serving the Island of St. Maarten, Dutch Caribbean

COCI Representation

As of January 1st 2021, three positions on the Board of The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) will become vacant and these positions will be filled by three (3) candidates elected through upcoming Election.
Postulation Period for filing these positions shall be from October 27th to November 9th, 2020.
COCI wants to remind the business community of St. Maarten, that nomination forms are availible from OCTOBER 27th, 2020. These forms must be submitted to COCI no later than MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2020 at 12:00 noon.
Voters for Large Businesses are those entitled to vote, whose name appear in the Commercial Register as involved in an established company with a minimum capital investment of One Hundred Thousand Guilders (Fls. 100,000.00). 
Voters with less than One Hundred Thousand Guilders capital investment are classified as Small Businesses.
Eligible to vote are persons meeting the following requirements:
  • Residents (those registered with the Registry Office for 2 years)
  • Of Dutch citizenship / nationality;
  • 25 years or older as of August15, 2020;
  • Involved in an established company;
  • Who for one year, immediately preceding the making up of the Voters List, appear in the Commercial Register of the Chamber as: owner, partner, manager, deputy manager, managing director, supervisory director, general attorney or proxy holders (with no limitations);
  • No incompatabilities (more persons in the same business);
  • Not excluded from eligibility (see eligible to vote)

Excluded from voting are:

  • Prisoners, persons put in ward because of insanity, persons adjudged bankrupt, etc.



A term of office lasts three (3) years. Each year, one third of the membership steps down by rotation.


All participating businesses must be in good standing and may request to issuance their voter's card in advance.