Publicat pe 12/06/2017

Zagreb, Croatia, June 12th, 2017: The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), Mr. Mihai Daraban had an official meeting in Zagreb with the President of the Economic Chamber of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Luka Burilovic, on the occasion of the official visit of the Prime Minister of the Romanian Government, Mr. Sorin Grindeanu, in the Republic of Croatia.

The President of CCIR spoke about the need to organize more forums, missions, fairs and exhibitions to foster cooperation between companies in the two countries. In this sense, Mr. Daraban added that the Romexpo Exhibition Center is the most important player in Romania in the field of fairs and exhibitions and presented the project for expansion of the exhibition center in the northern part of the capital of Romania.

At the same time, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania and the Economic Chamber of the Republic of Croatia was signed by which the two organizations undertake to encourage cooperation between companies, to promote the removal of barriers that prevent the development of trade and business and to develop trade and economic relations between companies in the two countries.

The meetings in Zagreb between Romanian and Croatian government officials focused on economic and diplomatic cooperation, ways to improve trade relations, develop cooperation in areas of common interest, and stimulate investment.

The themes of interest on the agenda also included debates on the future of the EU, cohesion and solidarity between Member States, including in the context of Romania taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2019. Croatia will hold its mandate one year after Romania. The talks also focused on the cooperation between the two countries to join the Schengen area.

 

Background:

Trade between the two states reached 243.84 million Euros in November 2016, according to the Ministry of Economy, Department of Foreign Trade and International Relations. The value of exports amounted to a total of 145, 91 million Euros, and imports amounted to 97, 93 million Euros. According to the ONRC, the total of active Croatian capital companies in Romania in June 2017 reached 140 place, with a total subscribed capital of 4, 27 million Euros.