Tariffs and regulations

Tariffs and duty rates are constantly revised and are subject to change without notice.

Austrade strongly recommends you reconfirm these prior to selling to Croatia.

For further information please visit the Customs Administration of the Republic of Croatia website.

Tariffs and non-tariff barriers

Tariff

By the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union (EU), the area of the Republic of Croatia became a part of a single customs territory of the Union. The entry into a single customs territory of the EU means that, as of 1 July 2013, all customs control over entry of goods or trade between Croatia and the other Member States is abolished. Trade in domestic goods between persons in different Member States is not considered as importing and is not a subject to customs procedures and supervision.

Dealing with foreign goods imported from countries outside the EU is regulated by the provisions of the Act on Customs Regulations of the European Union (NN 54/2013). Goods covered by the EU regulations are subject to customs supervision from the time of their entry and require a customs approved treatment or use of goods. Customs approved treatment or use of goods requires the submission of a customs declaration.

(Source: Agency for Investments and Competitiveness, Tax and customs system, Apr 2015)

Product certification, labelling and packaging

Special certificates

From 1 July 2013 Supplementary Protection Certificates are available for Medicinal Products intended for humans, animals and plant protection products. These certificates provide the possibility of additional extensions of the basic patent protection for the products covered.

(Source: Agency for Investments and Competitiveness, Intellectual property rights, Apr 2015)

Documentary requirements

Public documents issued abroad may be used in the Republic of Croatia (unless otherwise provided by bilateral or multilateral agreements) if they are legalised in accordance with the regulations of the country of issuance and verified in a Croatian diplomatic or consular mission in that country (with the translation in Croatian). Or if after legalisation and in accordance with the regulations of the country of issuance, are verified in the diplomatic/consular mission of that country in the Republic of Croatia and are legalised (verified) in the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia.

In the event that the Republic of Croatia has no diplomatic/consular mission in the country issuing the document, nor does that country have diplomatic/consular mission in the Republic of Croatia, the legalisation (verification) is carried out in a third country in which both countries have a diplomatic/consular mission after the certification of documents by the competent authority of the country in which they are issued. Documents are verified by country’s diplomatic/consular mission in a third country, then by the ministry of foreign affairs of the third country and finally by the diplomatic/consular mission of the Republic of Croatian in that third country.

(Source: Agency for Investments and Competitiveness, Legal validation/verification of documents in the international legal traffic, Apr 2015)