Croatia – accession into the EU 1st July 2013

On 1st July 2013, Croatia will become the 28th Member of the European Union. Croatia will be obliged to bring its’ current VAT system in line with the EU VAT Directive by this time, and the Croatian VAT Authorities have already issued a draft VAT Act.

From July 1st, 2013 Croatia is a Member of the EU, all B2B sales of goods from Croatia to other EU Member States will no longer be exports of goods, but shall be intracommunity deliveries. In the same way, B2B purchases of goods from other EU Member States into Croatia shall be intracommunity acquisitions of goods, rather than imports.



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