In 1956, the Netherlands and the United States of America signed the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation, which became known as the “Dutch-American Friendship Treaty”. Article II of the Treaty provides that: 1. Nationals of either Party shall be permitted to enter the territories of the other Party and to remain therein: a) for the purpose of carrying on trade between the territories of the two Parties and engaging in related commercial activities; b) for the purpose of developing and directing the operations of an enterprise in which they have invested, or in which they are active in the…

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