The Republic of Croatia will become the 28th member of the European Union on July 1st 2013. Croatia is only the second country from former Yugoslavia to become EU members; Slovenia being the first. In joining the EU, Croatia will become part of the European single market with access to more than 600 million consumers. Croatia’s accession to the EU creates opportunities for both domestic and foreign companies. AmSECC’s St. Louis-based member, International Business Trade and Development Consulting (IBTDC), along with its Croatian subsidiary and nonprofit affiliates is participating in various projects that foster the economic development of Croatia as well as trade relationships between the US and Croatia.