Agreement signed to provide support to Croatian exporters to Germany

The Frankfurt-based Croatian Business Association (HGS) and the Croatian Exporters (HIZ) association on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement to provide logistical and other support to Croatian exporters on the German market.

Croatian exporters are trying to link up with institutions, associations, organisations and banks, both in Croatia and abroad, that could have a positive impact on the Croatian economy and exports, HIZ chairman Darinko Bago said at the signing ceremony in Zagreb.

"This agreement will help members of the HIZ and HGS to find common ground and intensify their activities both ways. We have been looking for and will continue to look for potential partners abroad," Bago said, adding that he was glad to see that HGS members were mostly small and medium-sized enterprises.

Under the agreement, Croatian companies will be able to use the infrastructure of their German partners for a symbolic fee.

HGS chairman Mario Susak said that the HGS had 350 members and that from now on it would play a more active role in presenting business opportunities in Croatia to German companies. "We are planning a series of events where we will familiarise Germans with how to do business in Croatia and Croatian companies how to do business in Germany, where there is still a strong need for new entrepreneurs and new companies. In Germany, the interest in business cooperation with Croatia continues to be great and this also refers to investing in Croatia," he said.

Susak said that a stronger business network should be created in Croatia, noting that the strength of the German economy stemmed from effective networking. "Much more can be done in the Croatian economy to strengthen production and create jobs and successful business stories," he said.

Susak plans to bring German tax advisers to Croatia this summer to acquaint them with the Croatian tax system.

Last update: Tue, 02/02/2016 - 15:19
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