If you no longer wish to keep your business going and want to permanently discontinue your company or organization, you must notify the Chamber of Commerce within seven days. Book 2 of the BES Civil Code describes which procedures must be followed, what you as an entrepreneur/director must do, and what information you must submit in order to successfully deregister from the Commercial Register. You may download more information about the specific procedure.
Temporarily Stop your Company’s Economic Activity
You may also have to temporarily discontinue your business. In this case, your organization will no longer be engaged in any economic activity and it will become inactive. In such circumstances you discontinue the company’s activities but you do not dissolve it. The company will be designated as such in the Commercial Register, but you must continue to pay an annual contribution. You may always reactivate the company at a later date if you wish to do so.
It is always prudent to inquire which procedure is most suitable for your particular circumstances. You may always obtain additional information about these procedures from the Chamber of Commerce. An employee will be happy to sit down with you to assist with the forms and to answer all your questions.
It is also possible to complete the above mentioned procedures online in the Bonaire Commercial Register. Click HERE for information how to close down or dissolve a company. In order to implement any of these changes you must be an authorized person and you must be able to login with your username and associated password. To ensure that only authorized persons are able to report changes, they are provided with an “access code”. To request such an access code, click HERE while you are logged in to the Commercial Register website.
If you do not have a computer or scanner at home, you may visit the Chamber of Commerce in person to enter your details by using our “Digital kiosk”. Chamber of Commerce employees will be happy to assist you with entering the data into the Commercial Register online.