Croatian Chamber of Commerce president Luka Burilovic said on Wednesday he hoped there would be no need to activate a law on systematically important companies which the government was drawing up, adding that a solution for the ailing Agrokor concern would be found very soon.
Commenting on a meeting between suppliers and Agrokor earlier this week, Burilovic said Agrokor's owner assured them that things were going well, that some contracts would be signed and that suppliers would be paid.
"A solution is being sought. A solution will be found very soon, but what I would like to point out is that nobody in the supply chain must be short-changed or neglected," Burilovic told reporters.
Asked to comment on the bill on systematically important companies and if he thought it was necessary, he said he hoped there would be no need to activate it and that a solution would be found. "However, it's good that the government is included, that it's closely following and that, if such a law is necessary, it will be ready."
Asked if small and medium-sized suppliers were contacting him about Agrokor, Burilovic said they were. He said Todoric promised that, after they were paid, he would see to it that contractual obligations were met on time. He said smaller suppliers had a harder time because of Agrokor's troubles but was confident that they would be paid very soon and that nobody would be damaged.
Todoric on Monday met with representatives of about 30 suppliers to inform them about current activities and plans for the stabilisation of the concern.