Doing Business in Croatia
EENI - Business School.
Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Croatia Zagreb. Syllabus:
- Introduction to the Republic of Croatia.
- Croatian Economy.
- Foreign Trade of Croatia.
- Doing Business in Zagreb.
- Case Study:
- Agrokor Group.
- Duro Dakovic Holding
- Access to the Croatian Market
- Business Plan for Croatia
Sample of the subject (Doing Business in Croatia):
Subject Description (Trade and Business in Croatia).
The Republic of Croatia.
- Croatian borders: Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro.
- Religion in Croatia: Christianity (Catholicism:
- The official language: Croatian
- Capital: Zagreb
- Population: 4,3 millions of people
- Currency: Kuna (HRK)
- Croatia belongs to the European Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation
- The Republic of Croatia belongs to the group of nations with small and open economies, which are mostly connected to other international markets.
- Gross domestic product per capita of the Republic of Croatia: 15,632 USD (Source: Central Office of Statistics).
- Croatia is the last member of the European Union.
- Key economic sectors in the Republic of Croatia are agriculture, wood processing, agribusiness, textile, petroleum, metal
and chemical, electrical, construction, international trade, shipbuilding, marine engineering, and tourism.
- Since joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO), especially as the status of candidate for the European Union membership (today is a member of the EU).
- The Republic of Croatia has taken many
tangible measures such as modifications and optimisations to existing laws and rectifications to the existing
procedures to align them with the European Union
laws and regulations and to make easy
economic and international trade activities.
- Foreign direct investments
are vital for the restructuration and modernisation of the economy of the Republic of Croatia.
Croatia's agreements and organisations:
- European Union (EU)
- Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)
- Central European Initiative (CEI)
- Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)
- Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
- European Union-Western Balkans
- Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
The Republic of Croatia has Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with
the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), and Turkey.
75% of international trade of Croatia is with countries with a free trade agreement in force.
The Republic of Croatia is the beneficiary of GSP (Generalised System of Preferences) scheme with Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the Russian Federation, and Belarus.
The Agrokor Group is the biggest private company in Croatia and one of the leading regional companies employing 33,000 people. The Agrokor Group's core businesses are the production and distribution of food and drinks.