Internal restructuring
Hrvatska; Kontinentalna Hrvatska; Grad Zagreb
Location of affected unit(s)
City of Zagreb
Other Services
Membership Organisations
Activities Of Membership Organisations
94.11 - Activities of business and employers membership organisations

200 - 250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
3 August 2020
Foreseen end date
30 September 2020


The Croatian Chamber of Commerce (CCE) will lay off almost half of its employees due to the COVID-crisis and falling membership fees. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce employs about 520 people in the central office, branches and also in foreign representative offices. The number of dismissals will be between 200 and 250.

The reason is the decline in revenue from membership fees that have not been collected for three months, and will fall in 2021 year due to the reduction of membership fees. Therefore, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is preparing a reorganization. For year 2020, the CCE planned revenues of HRK 233 million (€ 31. 07 million), and about 70 percent or about HRK 165 million (€ 22 million), should have come from the mandatory membership fee paid by all companies operating in Croatia. After the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis, the CCE decided that companies would not pay membership fees for three months. From all revenues, annually around HRK 90 million (€ 12 million) was spent for employees’ salaries and social contributions. 



Eurofound (2020), Hrvatska gospodarska komora (Croatian Chamber of Commerce), Internal restructuring in Croatia, factsheet number 101245, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101245.