Where can I find information on suitable locations for my business activity?
Depending on the type of business, Croatia offers numerous locations you might find suitable for your business activities. Whether you’re searching for an infrastructural equipped plant, or warehouse or you’re interested in conducting your business in one of 100 ready entrepreneurial zones spread across Croatia offering some additional incentives for their users, contact us and we’ll help you find the right place for you and your business.
What is the way to proceed in case our investment requires hiring new people?
You can post an ad about a vacancy or find skilled workforce either by Internet or via state institutions and headhunting agencies. Croatian Employment Service is a state institution that has a detailed overview of demand and requirement of available workforce in Croatia. Another way of recruiting new employees is via specialised HR companies or specialized websites where you can advertise your vacancies. All the contacts are available upon request.
Where can I find relevant information on Croatian companies/manufacturers/suppliers and their range of products and services?
Croatian Chamber of Economy is the right place for any entrepreneur (domestic or foreign) starting or already doing business in Croatia. With 110,000 members, numerous professional associations, 20 county chambers in Croatia and representative offices abroad, we can provide you with numerous databases, information and assistance you might need. If you need information on relevant regulations and laws, current economic situation in Croatia, procedures needed to start up a company in Croatia, on national and local investment incentives an opportunities or you need a partner, you’d like to expand your business here, the Croatian Chamber of Economy is your partner in business.
Who should I contact if in need of information on regulation on legal and administrative procedures needed to start investment project in Croatia?
Investment Promotion Division of the Croatian Chamber of Economy is a focal point for every investor wishing to invest in and do business in Croatia. We provide information on investment opportunities, regions and places to do your business in, as well as information on legal and administrative procedures needed to start investment project in Croatia.
Is there a possibility of using EU funds for foreign investors in Croatia?
Since Croatia is a member country of EU, all Croatian companies (companies registered and doing business in Croatia) have the possibility of applying for and using EU funds. Starting from 2014. Croatia has at its disposal more than 1 billion EUR per year from structural and cohesion funds. Our colleagues from the Centre for EU of the Croatian Chamber of Economy (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) will provide you with any further information you might need on ways of financing from EU funds.
Are there any incentives available for investors?
Investors wishing to invest in Croatia are given certain incentives prescribed by laws and regulations governing this field (The Act on Investment Promotion). The incentives refer to corporate income tax reduction, incentives for opening new workplaces, training, capital expenses etc. In order to become a beneficiary of the incentives certain preconditions have to be met: minimum amount invested (for SMEs and large companies is 150,000 Euro with the condition of opening 5 new workplaces or 50,000 Euro for micro entrepreneurs with the condition of opening 3 new workplaces); and investment in a certain business activity (manufacturing activities; development-innovation activities; strategic business support activities and activities related to high added value services; touristic activities – 4 plus star hotels).
For more info visit the heading „Investment environment“ on our website or contact us.