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Croatia switches to the euro

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Effective date: 1 January 2023

What changes?

Do you do business with Croatia? Croatia will introduce the euro and become the 20th country to adopt the euro. The country currently uses the Croatian kuna as a means of payment.

Croatia has been given permission to introduce the euro in 2023. The European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) believe that the Balkan country fulfils the criteria to adopt the currency.

In July 2022, the EU will determine the exchange rate to be used by the country when introducing the euro.

For whom?

  • entrepreneurs doing business with Croatia


It is expected this change will enter into effect on 1 January 2023.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to approval by the European Parliament. Countries already using the euro must also approve.

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