Croatia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   HR2021-0004

Croatia is a net food importer; government policy is geared primarily towards raising agricultural productivity and then controlling imports. Although Croatia has adopted the European Union’s (EU) biotech legislation, Croatia is a part of a group of EU member states that “opted-out” of planting genetically engineered (GE) seeds. Croatia believes its competitive advantage in agricultural products lies in seeking a premium for high-quality “natural” products rather than competing on volume.

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