HITRO.HR, the service launched by the Croatian Government to speed up the communication between entrepreneurs/citizens and the State Administration, celebrates its fourth year of operation. More than 30 000 businesses were registered through the 61 HITRO.HR offices opened so far within FINA's (State Financial Agency) branch offices. This figure includes more than 2 000 companies owned by foreign residents.
HITRO.HR was first launched on 11 May 2005 in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. It then spread out to all county centres, larger towns and islands in Croatia.
In addition to reduced costs, HITRO.HR brings substantial time savings, since the company registration cycle was reduced from 40 days in 2004, to only 24 hours today. The company registration procedure is completed through the "e-Tvrtka" (e-Company) project, i.e. the "On-line registration procedure of Limited Liability Companies". The procedure is planned to be implemented at all Commercial Courts during the year 2009.
In addition to quicker registration, the goal of the "e-Tvrtka"(e-Company) project is to unify the notary services and to make the registration procedure more transparent. The Government announced that they are working on similar registration procedures for other types of companies, as well as on the possibilities of registering changes of the Article of Association by electronic means.
Thanks to a successful co-operation with the Ministry of Justice, the Central State Administration Office for e-Croatia, the Croatian Notary Public Chamber, the High Commercial Court, Financial Agency and IN2, the HITRO.HR service managed to achieve internationally recognized results that will, according to the Central State Administrative Office for e-Croatia, certainly influence the rating of the Croatian economy in the World Bank reports, and attract new foreign investors.
At the Corporate Registers Forum 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, the HITRO.HR service was pronounced the best service concept in the area of company registration, usage and application of electronic solutions among 42 countries from Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
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