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Trade in Croatia

Croatia was the world’s 67th largest exporter of goods and 47th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $21.9 and $16.8 billion USD respectively. Croatia’s top export category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products, and agricultural products. In 2020, Croatia’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Germany, Italy and Slovenia, with trade representing 89.99 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Croatia is the world’s 60th largest importer of goods and 69th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $34.5 and $5.1 billion USD respectively in 2021. Croatia’s top import category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products and agricultural products. Leading import partners were Germany, Italy and Slovenia. Croatia is a member of the European Union, which is part of 45 different Regional Trade Agreements, including with Central America, Pacific States and Eastern and Southern Africa States.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Croatia





WTO Membership Date

30 November 2000

Legal System

civil law system influenced by legal heritage of Austria-Hungary; note - Croatian law was fully harmonized with the European Community acquis as of the June 2010 completion of EU accession negotiations



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Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.



Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Sberbank DD - Zagreb, Croatia - SWIFT: VBCRHR22

  • Zagrebacka Banka - Zagreb, Croatia - SWIFT: ZABAHR2X

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Government MSME Agency

  • Ministry of the Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship (MELE)


Copyright Offices

  • State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia (SIPO)

Industrial Property Offices

  • State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia (SIPO)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Phytosanitary issues and plant protection:

    Ministry of Agriculture

    Food Safety and Phytosanitary Policy Directorate

    Phone: +(385 1) 610 6692


    Ulica Grada Vukovara 78

  • Sanitary issues and animal health:
    Ms Melita Zunic Zvizdic, DVM, PhD
    Ministry of Agriculture
    Veterinary Directorate
    Service for Border Veterinary Inspection and International Trade
    Phone: +(385 1) 6443 842

    Planinska 2a

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • TBT Enquiry Point
    Croatian Stardards Institute (HZN)
    Contact person: Mr. Mladen Radetic
    Phone: +(385) 1 610 60 90; +(385) 1 610 60 95

    Ulica grada Vukovara 78

    [email protected], [email protected]

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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