Beef Market

An Expert's View about Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in Croatia

Posted on: 27 Apr 2012

Croatia imports between $38 and $42 million of beef annually, mainly fresh/chilled or frozen.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 4/16/2012 GAIN Report Number: HR1206 Croatia Post: Zagreb Beef Market Report Categories: Product Brief Approved By: James Dever Prepared By: Andreja Misir Report Highlights: Croatia imports between $38 and $42 million of beef annually, mainly fresh/chilled or frozen. Currently, the United States exports negligible amounts of beef to Croatia although there is a potential to expand exports of non-hormone treated beef. General Information: Croatia imports between $38 and $42 million of beef annually, mainly fresh/chilled or frozen. Currently, the United States exports negligible amounts of beef to Croatia although there is a potential to expand exports of non-hormone treated beef from EU approved export facilities. Table 1: Croatia ? Beef Imports Croatia Import Statistics Calendar Year: 2009 - 2011 United States Dollars Partner Country 2009 2010 2011 World $42,090,789 $30,448,695 $37,858,734 Netherlands $14,679,248 $13,527,736 $20,585,073 Austria $3,114,141 $4,130,746 $4,323,091 Uruguay $6,491,078 $3,012,121 $2,119,666 Italy $294,377 $13,717 $1,747,653 Poland $2,062,800 $2,603,233 $1,473,301 France $12,494 $560,802 $1,198,250 Germany $1,366,921 $698,763 $1,165,147 Australia $619,906 $435,962 $1,032,074 Brazil $1,933,516 $715,025 $982,418 Romania $0 $0 $939,053 United States $8,475 $0 $467,082 The rest $11,507,833 $4,750,590 $1,825,926 Source: Global Trade Atlas Croatia also exports about $25 million of beef annually, mostly to Italy and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Tariffs and VAT The value added tax (VAT) on beef and veal is 25%. The most recent tariff rates can be found at: http://www.carina.hr/ActInternet/MainFrame/AplMainFrame.aspx Key Contacts and Further Information A list of Croatian importers is available to U.S. exporters and can be obtained by contacting: Andreja Misir Agricultural Specialist, USDA/FAS Embassy of United States of America Thomas Jefferson 2 10010 Buzin, Novi Zagreb, Croatia andreja.misir@usda.gov Tel. +385 (1) 661 2467, Cell. +385 (1) 455 2365 Fax. +385 (1) 665 8950
Posted: 27 April 2012

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