Factsheet for case HR-2020-10/342 – Updated – measures in Croatia
|Country||Croatia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 March 2020 – 31 May 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Predrag Bejalovic (IJF) and Eurofound|
|Case created||07 April 2020 (updated 06 October 2020)|
At its extraordinary session on March 20, 2020 the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, decided to provisionally repeal the provisions of its Financing Decision which prescribes the obligation, amount and manner of payment of the membership fee for its members.
Following the 19 March 2020 decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia on measures to limit social gatherings, work in commerce, services and the holding of sporting and cultural events due to COVID-19 outbreak, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce decided to temporarily suspend the payment of its membership fee.
The Croatian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Decision on the temporary suspension of the obligation to pay membership fees (OG 36/2020) stipulates temporary suspension of the membership fee to the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for the period from 1 March to 31 May 2020. Members are entrepreneurs from the various economic sectors, primarily in retail trade, preparation of food and drinks, accommodation, education, culture etc. According to the data by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics this measure could cover around 80 thousand business entities with 250 thousand employees. In accordance with this Decision the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts (HOK) decided that debit of the mandatory chamber contribution for the period April - June 2020 is written off.(see case n 344).
Not yet known.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Not applicable||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Although the employers are fully aware that the CCC has some positive activities, like representation, coordination and safeguarding common interests of its members before country institutions; participation in shaping the economic system and economic policy; promotion of the Croatian economy abroad, business training and execution of entrusted public authority, they would like that membership in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce be voluntary, not mandatory.
Entrepreneurs advocate that membership in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce be voluntary, not mandatory as soon as a company is established.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|G - Wholesale And Retail Trade; Repair Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles||G45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles|
|G46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles|
|G47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|I56 Food and beverage service activities|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities|
|R92 Gambling and betting activities|
|R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Chamber of Commerce temporarily suspends membership fee, case HR-2020-10/342 (measures in Croatia), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.