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Rep. Barragán and Congressional Croatian Caucus Urges Ratification of U.S.-Croatia Double Taxation Treaty

5 June 2024

Contact: Kevin G. McGuire | 202-538-2386

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Co-Chair of the Congressional Croatian Caucus, with fellow Co-Chair Dave Joyce (OH-14) and Vice Chairs Dan Kildee (MI-08) and Claudia Tenney (NY-24) sent a letter to the Senate to engage with the Department of Treasury to address any issues holding up the U.S.- Croatia Treaty for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and to ultimately ratify the treaty. The treaty was signed by the United States and the Republic of Croatia in December of 2022.

“The Republic of Croatia is a critical ally to the United States, and the Senate must work with Treasury to resolve issues and move towards treaty ratification. said Congresswoman Barragan. “This treaty builds on 30 years of diplomatic partnership and will further deepen cooperation between our nations and will serve the interest of American and Croatian taxpayers. These opportunities to strengthen social, economic, and cultural partnerships with Croatia are vital to the United States and my district, which is home to one of the largest and liveliest Croatian communities in the United States.”

“The United States and Croatia have a long-standing history of shared economic and security interests,” said Congressman Joyce. “It is important that we strengthen our relationship by moving forward on this tax treaty that will benefit the economic prosperity of both countries. I encourage the Treasury Department and my colleagues in the Senate to act swiftly to ensure a speedy path to ratification.”

“Croatia is a strong partner and ally with the United States​. An income tax treaty between the United States and Croatia will help to strengthen our bilateral relationship and deepen our trade and commercial ties,” said Congressman Dan Kildee. “The Senate should quickly ratify this treaty to provide American and Croatian taxpayers relief from double taxation.”

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This letter builds on Congresswoman Barragan’s efforts as Co-Chair of the Congressional Croatian Caucus to strengthen U.S.-Croatia relations, including a previous letter that urged the Senate to quickly confirm a United States Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia and another that endorsed now-Ambassador Nathalie Rayes to the ambassadorship to the Republic of Croatia with her Democratic colleagues.

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Congressmember Nanette Barragán represents California’s 44th District.  She sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and works on environmental justice and healthcare issues.  She is also Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).