Minister Vukelic presents results of Export Strategy
Presenting the first results of the offensive in Zagreb on Thursday, the minister Vukelic said that slightly less than 40 million kuna had been allocated by the economy over the past six months for projects carried out by exporters
ZAGREB, ( Hina) - Croatian Economy Minister Branko Vukelic has said that 85 percent of 29 measures stipulated by the Croatian export offensive have so far been launched.
Presenting the first results of the offensive in Zagreb on Thursday, the minister said that slightly less than 40 million kuna had been allocated by the
economy over the past six months for projects carried out by exporters.
The Croatian government presented its national export promotion strategy for the 2007-2010 period at a convention of Croatian exporters that took place in Zagreb in late January this year.
The strategy, dubbed the Croatian Export Offensive, aims to increase the number of exporting companies from the present 11,000 to 13,800 or 25 per cent, change the exports structure, increase the competitiveness of production materials and components for composite products, and establish six export clusters.
Vukelic said today that it was not real to expect that a several-month period would bring about significant change in the coverage of the import by the export but it was evident that the strategy was on a good road.
All participants in the project - the Ministry of the Economy, Labour, the Croatian Exporters' Association, the Croatian Chamber of the Economy, the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, the Croatian Employers' Association, and the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development - are continuing to work on creating better conditions for strengthening the export.