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Factsheet for measure HR-2020-14/344 – Updated – measures in Croatia
|Country||Croatia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 April 2020 – 30 June 2020|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Predrag Bejakovic (IJF)|
|Measure added||07 April 2020 (updated 08 November 2021)|
In accordance with the The Croatian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Decision on the temporary suspension of the obligation to pay membership fees (OG 36/2020) ( see case 342 in the COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch database ) the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts (HOK) decided, on 20 March 2020, to amend the Decision on the mandatory chamber contribution for a unique system of organization of trades by writing off the debit of the mandatory chamber contribution for all members of the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts. The aim is to help eliminate the negative effects of the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic which disrupt economic activity and / or cause significant economic damage to the tradesmen's business.
The Decision to amend the Decision on the mandatory chamber contribution for a unique system of organization of trades introduces suspension of the contribution fee for the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts for the second trimester 2020 (Article 8a).
In the event of a coronavirus pandemic longer than 3 months from the date of entry into force of this Decision (i.e. 1 April 2020), The Board of Directors of the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts is authorized, to adopt a decision amending the Decision on the mandatory chamber contribution for a single system of organization of trades.
Out of approximately 80,000 tradesman and craftsmen in Croatia (according to the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, 2019) around 25,000 are members of the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts. They employ around 45,000 workers.
Not yet known at this stage.
|Does not apply to workers||
One person or microenterprises
||Does not apply to citizens|
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:
Social partner initiative.
Eurofound (2020), Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts suspends company fees for the second trimester 2020, measure HR-2020-14/344 (measures in Croatia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/HR-2020-14_344.html
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