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Economic Affairs

The Embassy does not have a permanent economic/commercial counsellor. However, the Embassy assists, in cooperation with, the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce by providing companies with information and establishing business contacts.

Contact: Tomaž Matjašec

Tel.: +1 613 565 5781
Fax: +1 613 565 5783
E-mail: sloembassy.ottawa(at)gov.si

Economic History

Today, Slovenia is the most prosperous country of transition Europe and is well-poised to join the mainstream of modern industrial economies. It has advanced to the ranks of developed countries. It benefits from a well-educated and productive work force, and its political and economic institutions are vigorous and effective. Its per capita income is now 86% of the EU average. Although Slovenia has taken a cautious, deliberate approach to economic management and reform its overall record is one of success. Slovenia consistently receives the highest credit rating of all transition economies. Slovenia also boasts a stable growth in GDP and is ranked among the countries with the lowest degree of investment risk according to a recent Dunn & Bradstreet survey. Click here for more information.

Major Trading Partners

Nearly two-thirds of Slovenia’s overall trade is with the EU and the vast majority of this is with Germany, Italy, Austria and France.

The Slovenian Embassy welcomes Canadian firms, companies and individuals who would like to import or export with Slovenia. 

For information on trade with Slovenia:

Other websites

Frequent Questions

Question: Is there a Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia

Answer: Yes, there is a Slovenian Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia. Click here for more information. You may also contact marko.jare(at)gzs.si for more information.

There is also a Slovenian Chamber of Commerce in Toronto, Canada. Visit: www.canslo.com for more information.

Question: Is it possible to do business with Slovenia?

Answer: Slovenia and Canada have good relations and trade is encouraged. Please contact the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia. Click here for the website.

Question: Who do I contact if I want to trade or do business in Slovenia?

Answer: Please contact the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce in Toronto www.canslo.com for information.   

Question: How do I go about importing from Slovenia?

Answer: Please contact the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce. Click here for the website.

Question: How do I export goods to Slovenia?

Answer: Please contact the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce. Click here for the website.

Question: Where can I find various business forms?

Answer: Many forms are provided through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Slovenia or contact the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce.