We all have to become ambassadors of Croatian products

first_imgTwenty years have passed since the initial idea launched by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, with the aim of creating a visual identity of quality Croatian products and services based on many years of experience and knowledge and research and development, invention, creation and tradition.In cooperation with companies holding quality labels, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce promotes and raises consumer awareness of the quality of Croatian products and services that are visually recognizable by the quality labels “Croatian Quality” and “Originally Croatian”. It was with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of buying domestic products that an action was launched Let’s buy Croatian, which is being held today and tomorrow in Zagreb on Ban Josip Jelačić Square.”On the list of recognizable qualities of Croatia, we must not forget our work, skill, creativity and our knowledge that has been translated into a top product or service. We should be equally proud of the olive oil and cheese and the football goal. We all know how difficult it is to be an entrepreneur and place any product on a highly competitive market. All the exhibitors present here, and there are more than 300 of them, have succeeded in this and we congratulate them from the bottom of our hearts. But even they cannot move forward alone, so I call on all Croatian citizens to become ambassadors of the Let’s Buy Croatian campaign.”, Said the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilovic.The latest HGK survey showed that 78 percent of citizens take care of buying Croatian products when they go shopping, and as many as 86 percent of them are willing to spend more kuna for a quality domestic product. Zagreb Deputy Mayor Olivera Majić emphasized that this action promotes every year. domestic knowledge innovation and effort. “Zagreb has established itself as a tourist destination and we must incorporate as many domestic products as possible into creating a specific offer and image that we send to the world. Our tradition, domestic production, aromas and flavors of local gastronomy are what will set us apart from the competition”, Said Majic.  After Vukovar, Rijeka and Zagreb, the action continues in Bjelovar, while the specialized project “Let’s buy a Croatian-Croatian product for Croatian tourism” will be held in November in Zagreb.7,5 MILLION HRK PROVIDED FOR BRANDING WITH QUALITY SIGNS “CROATIAN QUALITY” AND “ORIGINALLY CROATIAN”With the aim of creating a visual identity of the quality of domestic products and services, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce awards the Croatian Quality and Original Croatian Labels, and the products that carry them stand side by side with the world brands. For the promotion of signs, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Ministry of the Economy, provided entrepreneurship and crafts HRK 7,5 million in grants. This is an opportunity for all micro, small and medium-sized companies to gain support for the acquisition of the right to use the quality marks of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and thus even stronger brand their products. Learn more about quality signs herelast_img read more

Soho’s redemption

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Majority of US firms in Hong Kong concerned about security law: Amcham

first_imgThe Amcham survey, published on Monday and to which 183 or 15 percent of its members responded on July 6-9, showed 36.6 percent of respondents were “somewhat” concerned and 51 percent were “extremely concerned” about the legislation.More than two-thirds of the respondents were more concerned than a month ago, when the full details of the law, which came into force just before the anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997, were unveiled.The legislation, which sees a Chinese intelligence agency openly operating in the city for the first time and gives police and mainland agents broad powers beyond the scrutiny of courts, raises a broad spectrum of worries for US companies.Some 65 percent were concerned about the “ambiguity in its scope and enforcement” and roughly 61 percent were concerned about the independence of Hong Kong’s judicial system. A majority of United States companies in Hong Kong surveyed by the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) are concerned about the sweeping new national security law in the global financial hub, with a third looking to move assets or business longer-term.The legislation, which punishes secession subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison, has further strained relations between the United States and China.Read also: Over 600,000 Hong Kongers cast ‘protest’ vote against new security laws About half were concerned about the city’s status as a global finance centre and the erosion of the high degree of autonomy it was promised 23 years ago.Read also: ‘We’re next’: Hong Kong security law sends chills through TaiwanOther major concerns cited were data security, talent drain and retaliatory measures by other governments. The prospect of extraditions to mainland China, where courts are controlled by the Communist Party, was considered a “game changer” by about 46 percent, with 17 percent saying it wasn’t.About 49 percent said the law would have a negative impact on their business, while some 13 percent said it would have a positive impact. Some 30 percent considered moving capital, assets or business out of Hong Kong in the medium-to-long term, while 5 percent said they consider doing so in the short-term.More than half of the respondents said they felt less safe about living and working in Hong Kong. Also about half said they personally considered leaving the city.Topics :last_img read more

T20 International forces R4D break

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua – With the additional two Twenty20 international matches in the upcoming West Indies versus Pakistan series, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has had to make an adjustment to its regional schedule.The match-up between the Barbados Pride vs Guyana Jaguars in Round 8 of the Digicel Regional 4-Day is now scheduled for March 23-25 and 27, because of the T20I match with West Indies and Pakistan which will be played at the Kensington Oval.Operations Manager, Roland Holder, in advising of the change said, “The pitches will be covered by an artificial covering which will prevent damage to either of the pitches during the matches in progress.”Holder went on to explain, the practice has been previously used in the UK where the Sunday League was played alongside First-Class matches and as a result in infrequent times “should not be a problem for either of the matches”.Pakistan open their 7-week tour of the Caribbean with the T20I in Barbados.last_img read more