Why Croatia?

Over 15000 foreign companies have chosen to invest in Croatia. Being a full EU member state Croatia has great investing potential for people looking for dynamic business environment on the free market with over 500 million customers.

Croatia is not only top tourist destination

Yes it is true that in 2015:
  • 14.3 million of tourists visited Croatia making more than 70 million overnight stays
  • Tourism profit of 8 billion Euro is registered.
  • 500 million Euro has been invested only in tourism business (for 2016 projections are going over 700 millions).
Everyone knows that Croatia is known as a perfect summer destination. Beautiful weather, over a 1000 islands and 6000km of coastline along crystal Mediterranean Sea makes it one of the world best holiday destinations. It is also known for a great gastronomy and historical mixture of various cultures that had influenced the area since Roman ages.

Over 15000 foreign companies have chosen to invest in Croatia and open a croatian company. Being a full EU member state Croatia has great investing potential for people looking for dynamic business environment on the free market with over 500 million customers.

Attractive investment incentives

In 2012 Croatian Government adopted Investment Promotion and Development of Investment Climate Act. This Act offers incentives for investments starting from EUR 150,000 and creating a minimum of 5 new jobs, and for micro enterprises for investments starting from EUR 50,000 and creating a minimum of 3 new jobs.

Some of the incentives are a profit tax deduction of up to 100% for investments above EUR 3 million, up to EUR 9,000 for each new job created and up to EUR 1 million for capital investments above EUR 5 million.
  • Incentives up to 60% of investment costs
  • Tax relief for reinvested earnings
  • 0% profit tax up to 10 years
  • No customs for all EU member states
  • Double taxation avoidance agreements with 55 countries
  • Foreign companies continuously expand their business operation in Croatia

Strategic position

  • Shortest transit time from Far-East ports through 7 sea ports in Rijeka, Pula, Zadar, Split, Šibenik, Ploče, Dubrovnik
  • Every European country is within maximum 3 hour flight time away.
  • Pan-European Corridors (VII, X, Vb, Vc) are crossing its territory making it by far the shortest route between Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean and the Asia.
  • Located in Southeast Europe, bordered by Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, Croatia is perfectly positioned for reaching the EU market as well as the markets of Southeast Europe.
  • The vicinity of EU capitals such as Budapest, Vienna, Ljubljana as well as other economic centers (Munich, Milan, Zurich) makes it easy for you to access large European markets and reach new customers.
  • Direct access to Rhine-Main-Danube system through four main river ports (Vukovar, Sisak, Slavonski Brod, Osijek)
  • One of the best road infrastructures in Europe with modern highways, railroad network, 7 seaports and 7 national airports offers great possibilities for multimodal transport of goods.
  • Being a strategic goal of each Croatian Government, investments into transportation, telecommunications and energy infrastructure will continue in the future.

Did you know that a large number of Croatian strat ups have reached global sucess?

Croatia offers a perfect platform for all of your bussiness wishes – thanks to its strategic geographic position, EU membership and highly qualifited work force, starting a croatian company may be the best decision you'll ever make.

Efficient, innovative, highly qualified and multilingual workforce committed to achievement.

Did you know that over half of Croatian population is fluent in English, 34% is fluent in German and 14% is fluent in Italian language? Croatia is known for its highly skilled workforce, which generates high productivity and, therefore, lower costs. Croatia is also one of the only five countries in the EU that had experienced a fall of labor costs in recent years.

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