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Factsheet for case HR-2020-12/336 Updated – measures in Croatia

Postponement of the payment of concession fees on tourist land in camps

Odgoda plaćanja naknade za korištenje koncesije na turističkom zemljištu u kampovima

Country Croatia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 17 March 2020 – 30 November 2020
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Deferral of payments or liabilities
Author Predrag Bejalovic (IJF) and Eurofound
Case created 07 April 2020 (updated 06 October 2020)

Background information

In view of the emergency situation related to the coronavirus epidemic Regulation on the procedure, manner and conditions for obtaining concession on tourist land in camps co-owned by the Republic of Croatia has been ammened on 17 March 2020. The aim is to mitigate the first financial impact on the tourism sector and to provide the time needed to analyze the damage suffered in the sector in order to take further measures for stabilising it and retaining jobs.

Content of measure

Due to the very low future revenues of the camps, the government decided to enable the postponement of the payment of the concession fee on tourist land in the camps by end November 2020. The measure applies to companies performing tourism activities on the basis of a request for a concession on the co-owned part of the Republic of Croatia for the use of the camp, in accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1 of the Law on Tourist and Other Construction Land, not evaluated in the process of conversion and privatization (Official Gazette, No. 92 / 10).

The Ministry of Tourism, as the implementing body, will continue with the activities of determining the amount of the concession fee and will inform the payers of the amount of the permanent and variable part of the concession fee, whose payment has been postponed until November 30 2020. It is estimated that 80 camps in Croatia might benefit from this measure.

Updates

The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.

01 October 2020

There were no significant changes with this measure. Unfortunately, the number of users is not yet available.

Use of measure

Not yet known at this stage.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Sector specific set of companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
No special funding required

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown

Involvement

Due to the nature of the measure there was no inclusion of social partners.

Views and reactions

No involvement.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities I55 Accommodation
      I56 Food and beverage service activities

This case is not occupation-specific.

Sources

  • 17 March 2020: Uredba o dopuni Uredbe o postupku, načinu i uvjetima za dobivanje koncesije na turističkom zemljištu u kampovima u suvlasništvu Republike Hrvatske (narodne-novine.nn.hr)
  • 27 March 2020: Odgoda plaćanja naknade za korištenje koncesije na turističkom zemljištu u kampovima (hrturizam.hr)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Postponement of the payment of concession fees on tourist land in camps , case HR-2020-12/336 (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.