DOING BUSINESS WITH CROATIA
This second edition of Doing
Business with Croatia provides a clear and accurate breakdown of all
significant areas of the market and gives an up-to-date account of the
country’s business potential in general.
Croatia has enormous
potential for development. In particular, its geographical position and natural
resources are a positive attribute for the tourism industry. The Croatian part
of the Adriatic Coast – from Dubrovnik, through Split, and all the way to the
Istrian Peninsula and Briuni Islands – is one of the most attractive tourist
destinations in Europe. It boasts more than a thousand islands and islets, only
67 of which are inhabited as well as over 5,000 kilometres of coastline, all
with a rich cultural heritage. Tourism is made stronger still by the attraction
of spas and rich thermal water springs.
Croatian economy is on the
upturn. Last year, a 5.2 per cent rise in GDP was recorded, compared to the year
2001. The most significant underlying factor for such a dynamic GDP growth is
local demand, resulting from the construction of motorways and other forms of
public spending. This year, a record 137 kilometres of modern highway have been
opened, connecting the central part of the country with the Adriatic coast.
Important highway sections between Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, and the biggest
Croatian port, Rijeka, as well as between Zagreb and Split, the centre of
Dalmatia, the biggest Adriatic region in Croatia, have been completed. As a
result, local prices have become more stable and the unemployment rate, which
was once high, has begun to decline significantly.
Information for the book and
the Web site has been supplied by a unique network of contacts in Croatia
including Raiffeissen Bank, law firm Markovic & Pliso and the Ministry of
Tourism. Other valuable sources include local offices of Deloitte & Touche
and forewords have been supplied by such notable figures as the Prime Minister
and the Minister of the Economy.
Topics covered include:
Business with Croatia
is an invaluable guide to business practice and trading opportunities and
provides up-to-the-minute information regarding market potential and all aspects
of doing business in and with Croatia.