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U.S. Commercial Service Croatia - Services for U.S. Companies

Every year, the U.S. Commercial Service helps thousands of companies export goods and services worth billions of dollars. Let us help you find the best opportunities for your business in Croatia.

Proven Trade Expertise. Our global network of trade professionals is located throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nearly 80 countries, including Croatia. Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand your business in Croatia, we offer the trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities. In addition, we will help you to develop trade finance and insurance strategies that align with your particular business objectives and help you complete your export transaction.

The most popular fee-based services offered by our office in Croatia are: International Partner Search, International Company Profile, Gold Key Services, Video Business Services, Platinum Key service, Single Company Promotion and Initial Market Check.

Following is a list of our general assistance areas. Our trade professionals will work with you to identify and tailor the right mix of U.S. Commercial Service capabilities to achieve your exporting goals. Contact your U.S. Commercial Service trade professional in Croatia for details.

Trade Counseling

Planning and Strategy

  • Create a comprehensive international business plan for entry or expansion into Croatia.
  • Get ideas and cost-effective solutions to help achieve your business goals.

Legal and Regulatory Issues

  • Determine export licensing needs for shipping your products.
  • Understand and comply with global product standards, certification requirements, electricity regulations, and packaging laws.
  • Learn how to avoid intellectual property rights issues and legal disputes.

Documentation and Product Requirements

  • Learn about export documents, including Electronic Export Information filing, invoices, packing lists, and certificates of origin.
  • Verify the tariff rate for your product, as well as any import fees for a particular market.
  • Determine your product’s Schedule B and HS numbers.

Trade Problems

  • Get assistance with customs-related issues.
  • Obtain advocacy support if your company’s exports or Croatian bids are adversely affected by a trade barrier or by market access issues.
  • Learn how to limit the risk of non-payment, and receive counseling if problems arise.

Trade Finance and Insurance

  • Formulate an export finance strategy leveraging loan programs provided by the Export-Import Bank of America, the Small Business Administration, and other trade finance organizations to reduce risk and enable your company to offer competitive terms of sale in Croatia.
  • Get guidance on pricing your products and services to ensure competitiveness in the Croatian market while maximizing your profits.

Market Intelligence

Country and Industry Reports

  • Get accurate and detailed information—at no cost—from country and industry market reports, written by our in-country trade professionals.
  • Receive updates on new regulations, business trends, and government-financed projects.

Customized Market Research

  • Gauge the sales potential for your products or services with individualized reports on the Croatian market.
  • Discover which factors influence prospective customers, identify your competitors, and obtain pricing for comparable products.

Background Reports

  • Learn about potential partners from our trade professionals working in Croatia.
  • Order an international company report containing available sales, profit figures, potential liabilities, and other financial information.


Trade Data and Analysis

Business Matchmaking

Contact Lists

  • Identify potential Croatian partners.
  • Market your firm directly to Croatian companies.

Partner Searching

Personalized Business Matchmaking

  • Meet one-on-one with pre-screened Croatian buyers, sales representatives, and business partners through our Gold Key Service.
  • Leverage customized market briefings, research, and advice.

In-Country Promotions

  • Leverage customized venues to reach potential Croatian partners and buyers.
  • Advertise in our official catalog of U.S. suppliers sent to nearly 400,000 international companies, including Croatian potential buyers.
  • Feature your company on our buyer-directed web site.

Trade Missions

  • Participate in official business development missions led by senior U.S. government leaders. Meet with Croatian agents, distributors, government and industry officials, prospective customers, and U.S. Embassy officials.

Trade Shows

  • Use our International Buyer Program to meet with pre-screened buyers and receive export counseling at major U.S. trade shows.
  • Exhibit in the U.S. Pavilion at Croatian international trade fairs.
  • Let us distribute your marketing literature at Croatian international trade shows.

Commercial Diplomacy

  • Overcome trade obstacles to successfully enter the Croatian market.
  • Benefit from coordinated U.S. government engagement with the Croatian government to protect U.S. business interests.
  • Access U.S. government trade advocacy for your Croatian government procurement bids.

More details on our most popular services:

Single Company Promotion

is designed to give a boost to any U.S. firm's efforts to launch a product or service overseas, find new customers, conduct a technical training program on their product or service, or otherwise get the word out about their capabilities. For a reasonable, our Commercial Service overseas staff will assist you to professionally organize an effective promotional event, including helping identify the right attendees from the overseas business community, locating a suitable venue, sending invitations, promoting the event, and performing other logistical support.

Here is what we provide for your Single Company Promotion fee:

  • Assistance with developing a custom-tailored approach to arranging and promoting your company's event;
  • Identification of a suitable location, date and time for the event (room rental costs are extra);
  • Use of the Commercial Service logo on invitations to your event, assistance with having them printed and distributed, and RSVPs received;
  • Promotion of your event to relevant contacts in our industry sector databases;
  • Advice on other promotional channels to use, such as newspapers, Internet, trade magazines, and other broadcast and print media (at additional cost to you).

Initial Market Check

The Initial Market Check is a service that gathers feedback on a company’s product(s)/service(s) from industry players, providing insight into the company’s potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges in the Irish market.

Service provides a written report that includes:

  • A snapshot of a client’s product/service preliminary market potential
  • Feedback and level of interest on their product/service from in-county contacts
  • CS analysis and recommendations for next steps

Service Delivery Time:

Within 5 weeks of payment and receipt of product brochures, or as negotiated

Our Initial Market Service fees:

$450 for SME Companies*

$225 for SME Companies* new to export and using CS service for the first time

$1,280 for Large Companies*

* A Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or self-certified as a small business under SBA regulations. A large company is defined as a firm with more than 500 employees. Subsidiaries will be classified based on the size of the parent company.

Gold Key Matching Service

Let a Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service in Ireland schedule targeted business meetings for you through our "Gold Key Matching Service," to meet with pre-screened contacts that have shown a confirmed interest in your products or services. Throughout the program, our Commercial Specialist will maintain contact with you to gain an understanding of your product/service offering, to ascertain your goals and objectives in this market, and to provide progress reports. After the schedule of meetings, our specialist will assist in evaluating the prospects and be on hand for follow-up activities with these initial contacts. The U.S. client will bear local transportation costs, if meetings are held on site. We will assist in making hotel reservations if required. A market briefing is included in this service. To find out more, or sign up for our Gold Key Matching Service, contact us today.

Our GoldKey Service fees:

$700 for SME Companies* (cost for one day of service each additional day is $300)

$350 for SME Companies* new to export and using CS service for the first time

$2,300 for Large Companies* (cost for one day of service each additional day is $1000)

* A Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or self-certified as a small business under SBA regulations. A large company is defined as a firm with more than 500 employees. Subsidiaries will be classified based on the size of the parent company.

DELIVERY

Negotiable, minimum 3 weeks lead time

If your schedule or travel budget limits your ability to travel overseas, consider our Video Services. You can receive all the benefits of our Gold Key Matching Services, but meet your potential business partners via videoconferencing instead of in person.


Contact us today to connect with a world of opportunity.


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