Due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation in the Republic of Croatia, at the beginning of 2021, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce issued decisions based on which the obligation to pay membership fees is temporarily abolished. These decisions regulated the temporary abolition of the obligation to pay membership fees in the period from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021, and related to the following activities:

NKD RAZRED NAZIV
32.40 Manufacture of games and toys
49.31 Urban and suburban passenger land transport
49.39 Other passenger land transport, d.n.
56.10 Restaurants and mobile food service activities
56.29 Other food service activities
56.30 Beverage serving activities
59.14 Film screening activities
82.30 Organization of meetings and business fairs
85.51 Education and teaching in the field of sports and recreation
85.52 Education and teaching in the field of culture
90.01 Performing arts
90.02 Ancillary activities in the performing arts
90.03 Artistic creation
90.04 Work of art objects
92.00 Gambling and betting activities
93.11 Operation of sports facilities
93.12 Activities of sports clubs
93.13 Fitness centers
93.19 Other sports activities
93.21 Amusement and theme park activities
93.29 Other amusement and recreation activities

In the event of a worsening of the epidemiological situation, such or a similar measure will be reactivated.

To improve the epidemiological situation in the Republic of Croatia, the suspension of membership fees has not continued, which means that all companies that perform the above activities are required to pay membership fees to the Croatian Chamber of Commerce from 1 July 2021 onwards.

EXEMPTIONS FROM PAYMENT OF HGK MEMBERSHIP FEE

  • Due to the catastrophe caused by the devastating earthquake on December 29, 2020, the exemption from the obligation to pay membership fees for members of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce based in Sisak-Moslavina County, who were unable to operate regularly due to the aftermath of the earthquake, continues.
  • According to the Decision on temporary suspension of the obligation to pay membership fees, members of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce based in Karlovac and Zagreb County will be exempted from paying membership fees for the period from 1 July to 31 December 2021 based on an approved report of natural disaster damage.
  • Due to a severe storm on June 25, 2021, members of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce from the area of ​​the City of Požega, Pleternica, and Kutjevo (and the municipalities of Jakšić and Kaptol) are exempt from paying membership fees in the period from July 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021.

Since the obligation to report damage is not prescribed, members of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce based in these places, regardless of whether they suffered damage or not, will not be charged for the amount of membership fees on their tax accounting cards.