Quality link to regional markets
Investors wishing to build a customer network in Europe’s east and southeast by leveraging Slovenia as a gateway to the regional markets can benefit from expanding their business through Slovenia with its supportive environment with pro-business infrastructure and technically-savvy workforce.
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Source: Statistical Offie of the Republic of Slovenia, 2012
With its distinctive export-oriented economy, most Slovenia’s exports were destined mostly for EU countries and investors from EU countries dominated inward FDI. Outward FDI mostly poured into the countries of Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe.
Ideally situated to serve Europe’s west and east, north and south, Slovenia does not only have excellent communication and transport infrastructure, high-quality services and the functioning public administration and the financial system, but has people with long business and personal links in the Western Balkans. It is the right place to forge partnerships for conquests of emerging markets and developing markets with rising internal demand. Goods are moved quickly and reliable, clearance procedures are efficient and once goods enter Slovenia via road, rail, air or see, they are at the doorstep of the EU market with 500 million consumers and many more in Europe’s east and southeast.
According to the “Doing Business 2012”, 30 economies improved the most in the ease of doing business after implementing regulatory reforms in 2010/11 and Slovenia is among them. Its overall 37th place (out of 183 economies) makes it a business-friendly country particularly in terms of trading across borders. Add language skills, knowledge of culture and personal connections, and business partners from Slovenia become a key to doing business across the region.