GOVERNMENT: VAT Ordinance
According to the proposed amendments, donated food is exempt from VAT payments, creating the conditions to start the full implementation of the Agriculture Act that entered into force in March (see LPJ 117).
In Croatia, approximately 400,000 tons of food is disposed of every year. Food donations to final recipients are carried out exclusively by non-profit humanitarian entities, in accordance with special regulations; these entities are registered as agents who participate in the food donation chain, except in the case of natural disasters.
Proposed by: Ministry of Finance
Note: The ordinance is published in the Official Gazette (NN 131/15) and shall enter into force on December 8