Online Briefing with Peter Harrell, Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness, Ruth Berry, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Information and Communications Policy, and Peter A. Winn, Acting Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer
U.S. Relations With Croatia
Bilateral relations between the United States and Croatia are strong. The United States established diplomatic relations with Croatia in 1992 following its independence from Yugoslavia. Since then, U.S. engagement has supported Croatia’s development as a democratic, secure, and market-oriented society and as a strong partner in Euro-Atlantic institutions, and the United States has welcomed Croatia’s positive and stabilizing role in the region. U.S. assistance has been important in enabling Croatia to become a leading partner in Southeast Europe and a model for its neighbors. Croatia’s commitment to democracy and reform led to its accession to the European Union (EU) on July 1, 2013.
U.S. Assistance to Croatia
Croatia actively supports its international commitments to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The United States will continue its work to strengthen Croatia’s strategic trade control system, border controls, and law enforcement mechanisms.
Bilateral Economic Relations
Croatia is a member of the EU. The U.S. economic relationship with the EU is the largest and most complex in the world, a relationship which continues to strengthen as we move forward with trade negotiations.