Croatian-French business forum discusses possibilities for boosting cooperation

Possibilities for promoting business cooperation between companies from Split-Dalmatia County and France, notably in exporting fish products and Dalmatian prosciutto, were presented at the Croatian-French business forum, held in the southern Croatian city of Split on Monday.

Split Mayor Ivo Baldasar said the forum was exceptionally important for the Split region. "Our development possibilities are primarily directed at tourist infrastructure," Baldasar said.

French Ambassador to Croatia Michele Boccoz said that French companies were primarily interested in infrastructural projects in Croatia. She recalled French investments in Zagreb's airport, the Gruz Port in Dubrovnik and the road building projects in Istria. "I hope this forum will result in various initiatives aimed at connecting companies from Split-Dalmatia County with French companies," she added.

She underscored that approximately half a million French tourists visited Croatia last year and most of them stayed in the Split region.

"Last year France exported approximately EUR 350 million in commodities to Croatia and Croatia's exports to France totalled EUR 200 million, " Boccoz said adding that Croatia's exports to France started growing after Croatia joined the European Union in mid-2013. Croatia-France trade in 2015 was up 15% from 2014.

Last update: Mon, 02/05/2016 - 18:55


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