EENI Global Business School
Business in Croatia, Zagreb

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 (Import, Export) 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 “Doing business in Croatia” are:

  1. To analyse the Croatian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  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 analyse the profile of the Croatian companies
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Croatia” belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: European Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Croacia Study, Master in International Business in French Croatie

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

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

Majstor u međunarodnom poslovanju (Croatian Students).

Sample of the Subject (Doing Business in Croatia):
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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in CroatiA.

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. Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (observer country)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (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 Organisation (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 Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  6. International Maritime Organisation (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)

Economic Organisations

  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)

Global Organisations

  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 Organisation (WIPO)
  3. World Bank (WB)
  4. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The Republic of Croatia (Europe).

  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 Civilisation

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 optimisations 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 modernisation of the economy of the Republic of Croatia

European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Samples - Business in Croatia

Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo

Turkey-Croatia Free Trade Agreement

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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