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Factsheet for case HR-2020-14/344 – measures in Croatia

Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts suspends company fees for the second trimester 2020

Obrtnicima je otpisana obveza komorskog doprinosa za II. tromjesečje 2020

Country Croatia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 01 April 2020 – 30 June 2020
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
Author Predrag Bejalovic (IJF) and Eurofound
Case created 07 April 2020 (updated 30 April 2020)

Background information

In accrdance 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 n 342) 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 writting 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.

Content of measure

The Decision to amend the Decicion 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 45,000workers.

Use of measure

Not yet known at this stage.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers One person or microenterprises
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Employers' organisations
No special funding required

Social partners

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:

  • Only employers' organisations
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level

Involvement

N/A

Views and reactions

Not applicable.

Sources

  • 09 May 2019: Number and Structure of Business Entities, March 2019 (www.dzs.hr)
  • 20 March 2020: Odluka o dopuni Odluke o obveznom komorskom doprinosu za jedinstveni sustav organiziranosti obrta - OG 36/20 (narodne-novine.nn.hr)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts suspends company fees for the second trimester 2020 , case HR-2020-14/344 (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.