PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) Executive Director Anastacio Baker, is reminding the business community, social organizations, federations, associations, foundations etc. to update their information by the end of January at the Chamber as COCI is in the process of updating its business trade registry.
It is very important that COCI has the latest information of all entities operating in the country and that the business trade registry is up to date.
Any changes to the shareholders lists, articles of incorporation, business address, telephone, fax, cell, website or email address, directorship, board members etc., the COCI business registry must have the most recent information related to the legal operating entity.
In the case of a business owner who has passed away, but the business is still registered as active, the Chamber request that the next of kin visit COCI in order to have the files updated to reflect this matter.
Business owners who have for whatever reason discontinued business operations – closed down – should inform COCI, so the business can be registered as inactive or closed. This will allow the owner not having to go through the process of receiving tax assessments and having this rectified.
Businesses and organizations/foundations are all reminded to make sure that their letterheads and receipts have their COCI registration number printed on the aforementioned as it is required by law.
Businesses that offer a warranty for products sold are reminded that they are required to have a copy of the warranty deposited in their file at COCI.