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CONTENTS

     SLOVENIA COUNTRY PROFILE
   
   Basic data
   Slovenia in brief
   Reasons to do business in Slovenia
     Economic trends
   Restructuring the economy towards knowledge-based activities
   Higher value-added products dominate in Slovenia’s exports
   Tourism
   Privatisation
   The renewed rise of foreign direct investment
   Foreign investors in Slovenia
   Slovenian investors abroad
   Slovenia’s performances in international comparisons
     The main reference points
     FOREIGN TRADE REGIME
   
     Trade between EU member states
   Trade with non-EU member states
     Customs regulations
   Consignments before customs authorities
   Importing goods into the EU’s customs territory
   Acts and formalities before customs authorities
   Customs-approved treatment or use of goods
   Submission of a customs declaration
   Import, export and transit procedures
   Release of goods for free circulation
     Suspensive arrangements and customs procedures with an economic impact
   Free zones and free warehouses
     Financing and insurance of Slovenian exports
     FOREIGN INVESTMENT REGIME
   
   Residents and non-residents
   The principle of national treatment
   The protection of foreign investors
   Sectoral limitations
   Real-estate investment
   Dispute resolution
   Investment treaties
     Business incentives
     INVESTMENT IN EXISTING COMPANIES
   
     Foreign exchange regime
     Securities market
    Mergers and acquisitions
     ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMPANY
   
    Mutual provisions
    General partnership
    Limited partnership
  Dual company
  Partnership limited by shares
    Joint-stock company
  European public company (Societas Europaea – SE)
    Limited liability company
     PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
   
  Treatment of foreign bidders
  Types of public procurement procedures
  Information about public procurement
  Single information portal
  Thresholds for publication in the official journal of the EU
  Content of the publication
  Acquisition of tender documentation
  Submission of the bid
  Time terms
  Documentation
  Bid opening
  Selection
  Legal protection of bidders
    Concessions
     LABOUR
   
     Employing foreigners
   Free labour market access for certain categories of foreigners
   Cases where work permits are not required
   EU Blue Card
     Work permits
   Temporary residence permit for employment or work purposes
     Registration of residence with an administrative unit in Slovenia
     Legislative changes
     TAXATION
   
     Corporate income tax
     Personal income tax
   Social security contributions
     Value-added tax (VAT)
   Excise duties
   Customs duties
   Property tax
   Tax on the transfer of immovable property
   Tax on profits due to changes in land use
   Charge for the use of building land
   Motor vehicle tax
   Circulation tax
   Water vessel tax
   Inheritance and gift tax
   Environmentally-oriented taxes
   Tax on insurance services
   Tax on financial services
   Bank balance sheet tax
   Tax on gambling and concession fees
   Tax on lottery tickets
   Tax on winnings from conventional games of chance
     ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING
   
   Size of companies
    Bookkeeping
    Audit
  Publication relating to branches of third-country companies
     USEFUL TIPS
   
  Location
  Time
  Main cities
  Language
  Currency
  Credit cards
  Telephone
   Important phone numbers
  Internet
   Public holidays in 2015
  Distances between Ljubljana and main European cities
  Diplomatic missions and consular posts
  Entry visa
  Business hours
  Business etiquette
     USEFUL ADDRESSES
   
    Main institutions
   LEGISLATION
 
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