OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Croatia 2019

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Published on June 18, 2019

This review was prepared in response to Croatia's 2015 request to adhere to the Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. It assesses the climate for domestic and foreign investment in Croatia, its ability to comply with the principles of openness, transparency and non-discrimination and its policy convergence with the OECD Declaration, including responsible business conduct practices, and discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by the government of Croatia in its reform efforts. Capitalising on the OECD Policy Framework for Investment, this review includes chapters on foreign investment trends and performance, foreign investor entry and operations, the legal and institutional framework for investment protection, investment promotion and facilitation, public governance, and policies to promote and enable responsible business conduct.


Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive Summary
Assessment and recommendations
Investment trends and sustainable growth in Croatia
Croatia’s competitiveness: Challenges and opportunities
Croatia’s regulatory framework for investment and national treatment
The protection of investment in Croatia
Investment promotion and facilitation in Croatia
Public governance
Promoting and enabling responsible business conduct as a strategic choice
Annexes3 chapters available
Croatia’s exceptions to the National Treatment Instrument
Measures reported for transparency by Croatia
Additional figures and tables for Chapter 2
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About the Investment Policy Reviews

OECD Investment Policy Reviews present an overview of investment trends and policies in the countries reviewed. This can include investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation, competition, trade, taxation, corporate governance, finance, infrastructure, developing human resources, policies to promote responsible business conduct, investment in support of green growth, and broader issues of public governance.

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Policy Framework for Investment


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Launch event

18 June 2019 - Zagreb, Croatia

The Investment Policy Review of Croatia was officially launched in Zagreb on 18 June 2019 in the presence of Marija PEJČINOVIĆ BURIĆ, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Mr. Darko HORVAT, Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, and Mr. Antonio GOMES, Deputy Director, OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs.



News release: Croatia continues to strengthen its investment and regulatory policies


Overview Assessment/Prikaz i procjena


For more information, please contact:

Frédéric WEHRLE, Senior Policy Analyst, Investment Division, OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs

Mr Filip KOČIŠ, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts

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The Investment Policy Review of Croatia was co-funded by the European Union