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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Croatia, Zagreb

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Croatia (EU);
  2. Croatian Economy;
  3. Foreign Trade of Croatia
    1. Access to the Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor.
  4. Doing Business in Zagreb;
  5. Case Study:
    1. Agrokor Group;
    2. Duro Dakovic Holding.
  6. Access to the Croatian Market;
  7. Business Plan for Croatia.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in” Croatia” are:

  1. To analyze the Croatian Economy and International Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in Croatia;
  3. To explore the Croatian trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Croatian free trade agreements (as a member of the EU);
  5. To develop a business plan for the Croatian market;
  6. To analyze the profile of the Croatian companies.

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The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Croatia” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate (DIB): European Business, World Trade.

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Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade.

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  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Croatia”: 1 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: one week.

Majstor u međunarodnom poslovanju (Croatian Students).

Foreign Trade and Business in Croatia.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): EU International Relations

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Croatian trade agreements:

  1. Croatia and the European Economic Area;
  2. European Union (EU)
    1. As a member of the European Union, Croatia is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements with Algeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, South Korea, India, Mexico, MERCOSUR, Chile, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia etc. besides the Customs Union with Turkey;
    2. European Single Market;
    3. EU Services Directive;
    4. European Digital Single Market;
    5. European Customs Union.
  3. Central European Initiative (CEI);
  4. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative;
  5. Regional Cooperation Council (RCC);
  6. Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (observer country).

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Trade Facilitation Programs.

  1. World Trade Organization (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS);
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT);
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI);
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG);
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).
  2. World Customs Organization (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC).
  3. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF);
  4. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC);
  5. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO, Chicago Convention);
  6. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    1. International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC);
    2. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention).
  7. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN) - not a member;
  8. International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE);
  9. Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM, CIT);
  10. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention;
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport.

Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor (Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Italy)

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): EU International Relations

Economic Organizations:

  1. Economic Commission for Europe;
  2. European Union
    1. European Central Bank;
    2. European Investment Bank (EIB);
    3. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
    4. EU-CELAC Summit.

Croatia was a member of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA).

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Global Organizations:

  1. Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM);
  2. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN);
    3. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
  3. World Bank (WB);
  4. World Trade Organization (WTO);
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF).

European Union Single Market. Free movement of people, services, capitals and goods

The Republic of Croatia.

  1. Croatian borders: Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro;
  2. Official language of Croatia: Croatian;
  3. Capital of Croatia: Zagreb;
  4. Population of Croatia: 4.3 million people;
  5. Currency of Croatia: Kuna (HRK).

Religion in Croatia: Christianity (Catholicism: 3.6 million).

Croatia belongs to the European Economic Area of the Western-Christian Civilization.

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Croatian Economy.

  1. The Republic of Croatia belongs to the group of nations with a small and open economies, which are mostly connected to other international markets;
  2. Gross domestic product per capita of the Republic of Croatia: 15,632 USD (Source: Central Office of statistics);
  3. Croatia is the last member to join the European Union;
  4. Key economic sectors in the Republic of Croatia: agriculture, wood processing, agribusiness, textile, petroleum, metal and chemical, electrical, construction, international trade, shipbuilding, marine engineering, and tourism;
  5. The Republic of Croatia has taken many tangible measures such as modifications and optimizations to existing laws and rectifications to existing procedures to align them with the European Union laws and regulations and to facilitate the economic and international trade activities;
  6. Foreign direct investment (FDI) is vital for the restructuration and modernization of the economy of the Republic of Croatia.

European Union-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

The Agrokor Group is the largest private company in Croatia and one of the leading regional companies employing 33,000 people. The Agrokor Group's core businesses are food and drinks production and distribution.



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