Note

NOTE

“The TIEA which is in force between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United States continues to apply to Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands subject to the following:

1. All references to “the Netherlands Antilles” in the TIEA are understood to refer to “Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands”; except that in the definition of the term “national” in Article 3.1(c), all references to “the Netherlands Antilles” are understood to refer to “Curaçao, Sint Maarten or the Caribbean part of the Netherlands”;

2. The term “the competent authority” in the case of “Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands” means, as the context requires, either:

a. the Minister of Finance of Curaçao or his/her authorized representative; or

b. the Minister of Finance of Sint Maarten or his/her authorized representative; or

c. the Minister of Finance of the Netherlands or his/her authorized representative.”.