The Aruba Trade and Industry Association is the leading advocacy organization representing the interests of the Aruban businesses and providing a range of services to its members. ATIA was founded on June 18th, 1945 and is the largest employers’ organization on Aruba. ATIA’s membership represents directly and indirectly through other sister organizations, such as AHATA and WAB, more than 80% of the private sector employment on Aruba. Our main goal is to provide relevant services to our members; to champion, promote and protect the members’ interests and the business community in general.
As the voice of Aruban businesses, ATIA is involved in several government advisory and consultative committees and also on the board of several public entities and enterprises. ATIA also maintains informal and formal contacts with the government, politicians, local social entities and international associations.
ATIA has alliances with sister organizations in the region and is recognized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as the employers’ organization of Aruba. Furthermore, ATIA is also a member of the International Organization of Employers (IOE) based in Geneva and the Caribbean Employers' Confederation (CEC) based in Trinidad and Tobago.