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CONTENTS

     SLOVENIA COUNTRY PROFILE
   
   Basic data
   Slovenia in brief
   Reasons to do business in Slovenia
     Economic trends
   Technology-intensive industries and services sector are gaining in importance
   Higher value added products are dominant in Slovenia’s exports
   Tourism
   Privatisation
   Foreign investors in Slovenia
   Slovenian investors abroad
   Renewed rise of foreign direct investment
   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
     Acts and formalities before customs authorities
     Customs procedures
     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
     Investment in securities portfolios
     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
   Acquisition of tender documentation
   Submission of the bid
   Time terms
   Documentation
   Bid opening
   The bid opening session is public, except in the case of a public procurement procedure with negotiation and without previous publication or a competitive procedure with negotiation where the contracting authority, in compliance with the law, do
   Anyone can attend such bid opening sessions, not just the authorised representatives of bidders, thereby making sure that public procurement procedures are more transparent.
   Selection
   Legal protection of bidders
    Concessions
     LABOUR
   
     Employing foreigners
   Single working and residence permit (‘Single Permit’)
     Consent of the Employment Service
   EU Blue Card
   Self-employment
     Step-by-step procedure for employing foreigners
   The employer’s obligations
     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 2016
  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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