The price ordinance of the central government
The price indication regulation
The hire purchase regulation
The maximum prices regulation
The calibration ordinance
The business license, management license and the
beverage and horeca license
Price Ordinance of the Central Government:
indication: Anyone who offers goods for sale as
a retailer or wholesaler is obligated to provide
these goods with a clearly visible readable price
indication. When similar goods are stacked or
grouped it is sufficient to indicate the whole
group with one price indication of the article.
price indication must be in NAf. Retailers or
wholesalers are free to indicate the price of
goods in another currency. The price in NAf must
be mentioned before the price in another currency.
These price indications must also be clear, visible,
who sells services must also have a clear visible
readable price indication. For example: the price
indication of a consultation at the doctor’s
office, the prices of hotel rooms, etc.
Purchase: Anyone who offers goods for installment
purchase as a retailer or wholesaler must provide
the goods with a clear visible and readable indication
The Maximum Prices: All basic goods on Bonaire
have a maximum price. It is not allowed to sell
these goods for more than the stated maximum price.
who offers goods for sale as a retailer or wholesaler
must have a list of the maximum prices on their
counter. The list must be clear, visible and readable.
The list must contain the maximum prices that
are valid at the moment. The maximum price of
goods are published by the local newspaper and
media. They are also available at DEZA.
are conducted on all the above mentioned regulations.
Gauge Ordinance of the Central Government:
articles which are sold and not weighed in the
presence of the buyer must be provided with clearly
readable weight indications on the top or side,
e.g. sandwich filling. Other products that are
not packed and weighed at the store must contain
the net weight or net contents on the package.
All weights on products must be in:
scales which are used for weighing consumer goods
or services must be gauged by gauged officials
of the central government.
that must be calibrated are scales at:
Business license, Management license and the Beverage
and Horeca license:
are also inspected to see if they are in possession
of a business license, a management license
and a beverage and horeca license. For more
information about these licenses, brochures
are available at DEZA. All
the forementioned regulations are inspected by the
inspectors of DEZA.
Produced and Packed in The Netherlands Antilles:
goods produced and packed in the Netherlands Antilles
are protected. The reason for this is to protect
the local industry and jobs. If a business wants
to import these goods from foreign countries,
the business will have to pay economic levies
upon the imported goods. These levies will be
eliminated in 2005.
products that are imported from foreign countries
must be registered at DEZA. Companies will have
to bring the invoice of the imported goods to
DEZA. Together with the list, companies must also
hand in a form of inscription at the Chamber of
Commerce and for some articles, also a proof of
inscription at the register office (Bevolking).
These forms must not be older than 6 months.
For more information about calculation
and control, feel free to contact DEZA.