Published on February 4, 2014
Attractive free trade agreements, subsidies and taxes Serbia is a member of CEFTA – a free trade area in South East Europe with 25 million people This region is among the fastest growing in Europe 7.5 million people The second largest market in the region Free Trade Agreement with 320 million consumers in total Duty-free export to: 3
Attractive free trade agreements, subsidies and taxes Competitive taxes: VAT Standard rate – 20 % , Lower rate – 8 % Corporate Profit Tax – Uniform rate - 15 % Withholding Tax - 20 % (for dividends, shares in profit, royalties, interest income, capital gains, lease payments for real estate and other assets) Personal Income Tax – Salaries -12 %, other income – 20 % Annual Income Tax - 10/15 % (for annual income below or above 8 average annual salaries) Social Insurance Contribution – pension and disability insurance - 11 % Health insurance- 6.15%, Unemployment insurance - 0,75 % Property Tax – Progressive rates ranging between 0,4% to 3 %, 4 plus a fixed amount
Incentives from local self-government: (www.ni.rs) • Reduced land price due to employment generation • Reduced land development fee due to employment generation Incentives in manufacturing activities per new job created : (www.siepa.gov.rs) • from €4,000 up to €10,000 • minimum investment € 1.000.000 • minimum number of new jobs created 50 The National Employment Service Grants (www.nsz.gov.rs): 5
• Economist Intelligence Unit: "Serbia is forecast to make the largest improvement in the business environment in the region of Eastern Europe between 2009 and 2013. Out of 16 countries included in the research, Serbia will be leading the region in terms of business reforms by a wide margin". • PricewaterhouseCoopers ranked Serbia as the 3rd most attractive manufacturing and 7th most attractive services FDI destination among emerging economies. • Ernst & Young recorded nearly 150 inward investment projects in Serbia in 2007, 2008 and 2009 - the 2nd best performance in the South-East Europe. • City of Nis became „Business Friendly Municipality“ and the best ranked local – selfgovernment according to National Alliance for Local Economic Development in 2011 • City of Nis implemented the local regulations reform „GUILLOTINE OF REGULATIONS“) with International Corporation in 2010 (named Finance 6
The third largest city in Serbia, the biggest one in Central Serbia Economic, administrative, health, educational and cultural center of South-eastern Serbia Nis surroundings – from peace to adrenalin Numerous festivals, cultural and sport events Abundant cultural and historic heritage 7
Population: City of Niš – 260.237 (2011 census) Niš District - 393.357 (2011 census) It covers an area of 597 km2. Rich in water resources such as thermal waters, mineral waters, and especially spas. Niška Banja (Spa of Niš) Pleasant and popular destination for summer holidays, sightseeing, medical therapies and rehabilitation even in the Roman times. It has healing water springs, pleasant climate and excellent medical treatments. 8
• FLAVIUS VALERIUS CONSTANTINUS, later great Roman Emperor, the protector of Christianity, a great warrior and statesman, was born in Niš • Constantine the Great signed the Edict of Milan in 313 and made Christianity equal to other religions in the Roman Empire • The intention of the City authorities is to celebrate 1700 years since the proclamation of Christianity as a religion in 2013, together with City of Milano (ITA), City of Trier (GER) and City of York (GBR) and revive the first Christian Emperor, Constantine the Great 9
Logistics, excellent market accessibility, Corridors X and VII and International Airport Constantine the Great As a logistics base Serbia and Nis are the perfect place to: Efficiently serve its EU, SEE or Middle Eastern customers. It borders the EU, offering a possibility of production outside the European Union. Provide services and transport goods in projected and flexible time frames. The main transport axis, highway and railroad, comes from the direction of Belgrade to Niš where it branches towards the south leading to Thessaloniki and Athens (E - 75) and towards the east to Sofa, Istanbul and further towards the Middle East (E-80). Air traffic is carried out through the airport Constantine the Great, the second passenger and 10 cargo airport in Serbia.
University, secondary school network, industrial tradition and competitive labor costs Based on educational system generating well-educated, fast learning, multilingual and IT literate people Technical education is particularly strong University of Nis – in fugures: • Thirteen faculties at the University of Niš, • founded in 1965 • 55869 students have graduated from our faculties • 2504 postgraduates acquired their master degrees and 1437 candidates defended their PhD theses • In the academic 2010/2011 year, the University of Niš numbers 27088 students at all levels Industrial tradition – former Yugoslav Industrial center (electronics and mechanical engineering industry, textile, 11 construction, tobacco)
Industrial Development Policy of the Republic of Serbia defines City of Niš as Serbian Center of Electronics, ICT and Mechanical engineering. University of Niš with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Electronics provide excellent tecnical experts and the developed network of secondary schoolls produces qualified labor. Secondary school network: • • • • • • • • • • • 4 grammar schools, 2 art schools, school of law and administration, school of tourism and catering, medical school, chemical school, food production school, construction and architecture school, 5 technical schools (electronics, ICT and mechanical engineering), school of economics, school of commerce. 12
NICAT – NIS Cluster of Advanced Technologies • 25 successful local companies doing business in electrical and electro-mechanical industry as well as in ICT industry, 2 scientific research institutions and 3 economical development support institutions. • Goals: 1. Increase of the turnover of the cluster members both on national and international market; 2. Strengthening of the capacities of the companies for technological development and innovations and the development of new technological products and services. 3. Promotion of the City of Niš as a favorable location for business operations in the advanced technology field. • Fields of Operation: Electromedicine, Electronics and Automatics, Mechanical Engineering, ICT and Optoelectronics 13
Samsung Apps laboratory in Niš • a product of long-term cooperation of Samsung company and Higher Technical school in Niš. • • creating applications for mobile phones 10 working stations for students, 2 working stations for professors, multifunctional areas for presenting Samsung products, projector, TV and white board for efficient lectures and presentations. teachings from highly educated experts from Samsung company; solving latest programming problems and applying new solutions from Samsung engineers newest models of phones, tablet computers, TVs, so that applications, made in laboratory, get tested on newest models of Samsung phones. • • • Students of Higher Technical school are the only ones in the world who have opportunity to develop new software solution and solve latest programming problems in this type of laboratory. 14
UNEMPLOYED PERSONS SEEKING JOB. 1) , PER SEX. PER WORKING EXPERIENCE AND PER EDUCATION DEGREE – CITY OF NIŠ – STATUS ON 31ST MARCH 2013 Unemployed persons Previous working experience Disabled persons First job seekers/no The persons that worked working experience before/working persons total women total women total women total women total 37 232 18 168 10 459 5 472 26 773 12 696 485 177 I 5 554 2 265 1 936 927 3 618 1 338 94 34 II 235 116 48 32 187 84 11 5 III 9 626 3 775 1 937 847 7 689 2 928 193 62 Education IV 13 927 7 604 3 945 2 064 9 982 5 540 133 61 degree V 612 100 45 28 567 72 11 1 VI-1 2117 1 185 415 251 1 702 934 15 4 VI-2 560 353 346 217 214 136 1 0 VII-1 4543 2 740 1 778 1 104 2 765 1 636 27 10 VII-2 56 29 8 2 48 27 0 0 VIII 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 Citizenship total Education degree I II III IV V VI-1 VI-2 VII-1 VII-2 Republic of Serbia total women 36 700 17 909 5 449 2 212 234 115 9 553 3 749 13 686 7 473 609 100 2 072 1 164 549 351 4 491 2 715 55 29 Refugees total women 29 12 8 3 0 0 7 1 8 6 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 IDPs total 467 76 1 63 227 3 40 10 46 1 women 219 33 1 23 120 0 18 2 22 0 Foreign citizens total women 36 28 21 17 0 0 3 2 6 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 Nationality Romas total women 1 150 374 847 278 8 1 214 62 63 27 3 0 4 2 3 17 2 7 2 1 0
AVERAGE WAGES PER EMPLOYEE (IN RSD) Republic of Serbia 2) 2012 1) Nišava district City of Niš 50.829 41.171 42.064 II 55.505 47.293 48.259 III 56.125 46.461 47.415 I 54.447 46.408 47.343 II 60.199 50.577 51.687 III 2013 I 57.628 50.312 55.515 AVERAGE WAGES PER EMPLOYEE WITHOUT TAXES AND CONTRIBUTIONS (IN RSD)1) Republic of Serbia 2) 2012 Nišava district City of Niš 36.639 29.594 30.212 II 40.003 34.900 35.741 III 2013 I 40.562 33.507 34.187 I 39.197 33.449 34.127 II 43.371 36.383 37.160 III 41.689 36.322 37.150 20
AVERAGE WAGES PER EMPLOYEE WITHOUT TAXES AND CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE CITY OF NIŠ, ACCORDING TO DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES (IN RSD) Total 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing I 34.127 II 37.160 III 37.150 I II III Manufacturi ng 2.699 4.578 5.039 17.066 24.589 27.043 33.095 31.591 33.775 Information and communicati on 2013 Mining and quarrying 46.766 52.402 50.327 Financial and insurance activities 67.150 68.906 64.918 Real estate activities 39.114 37.238 36.522 Electricity, Water Constructi gas, steam supply, on and air sewerage, conditioning waste supply management and remediation activities 67.983 68.632 64.007 Professional, scientific and technical activities 45.605 37.461 33.426 37.208 37.447 38.675 Wholesale Transportati Accommo and retail on and dation and trade and storage food repair of service motor activities vehicles and motorcycle s 15.913 24.498 31.104 19.833 12.680 31.343 32.062 15.609 18.446 27.934 35.206 17.600 Administra Public Educati tive and administra on respective tion and services defence; compulsor y social security 30.792 30.458 29.464 44.863 51.159 56.532 44.987 45.288 44.522 Human health and social work activities Art, entertain ment, leisure 39.743 42.440 41.842 40.494 40.490 27.997 Other services 26.769 26.173 28.780 21
Salaries for certain types of employees in companies situated on the territory of the City of Nis production, textile, recently built factory unskilled blue collar, 1. (maintenance expert) 2. skilled blue collar processing company, production foreign investor, recycling, domestic company, recently started the company with 120 domestic dompany production employees with 80 employees production company, metal processing, domestic company with 150 employees domestic company, production company with 100 employees 250 250-350 250 - 300 350 220 250 300 500 220 250 200-250 230-330 unskilled white collar, (a young worker with a high school diploma and University degree 3. but no working experience) 300 400 220 300-500 220 250-370 skilled white collar,(worker with high school diploma/University degree with tehnical or professional skills and some works experience 3 4. to 5 years) 320-330 500 350 700 350 320-550 middle management, (like category above but with autonomy and leadership to run 5. a part of a department) 400-500 600 500 700 + % nett value 450 380-600 manager (experienced professional with University degree and at least 5/8 year of working experiance and ability to run a dept or function:head of production, logistic 6. responsible) 750-1200 1000 700 900 + % nett value 750 22 700-1100
• Phillip Moris International, Tobacco Industry, USA • YURA Corporation, Automotive Industry, South Korea • SHINWON – YURA Eltech, Automotive Industry, South Korea • DYTECH Dynamic Fluid Technologies, Automotive Industry, Italy • BENETTON Group, Textile industry, Italy • METRO CASH & CARRY, Trade, Germany • LMB Soft, Electronics / Medical, • Germany • HARDER DIGITAL, Electronics/Optical, Germany
• Batiquoque, Mechanical Engineering, Construction, France • KOPEX MIN, Mechanical Engineering, Construction, Poland • VOSSLOH COGIFER, Mechanical Engineering, France • HAJ ARARAT / Kozmetik plus, Food processing, Bulgaria • ERGO MADE, Furniture, Denmark • PCB Factory, Electronics, France • ENGEL, Electronics, Spain • MESSER TECHNOGAS, Industrial Gas, Germany • SEAVUS, IT, Sweden/Macedonia • ARCADIA, IT, USA • TROXO, IT, Sweden • IDEA, Trade, Croatia • JYSK, Trade, Denmark • INTEREX, Trade, France/Bosnia • MERCATOR, Trade, Slovenia • OMV, Trade/Petrol station, Austria • LUKOIL, Trade/Petrol station, Russia • MOL, Trade/Petrol station, Hungary • NIS Petrol, Trade/Petrol station, Russia
City of Nis Infrastructure Projects with potential for International funding: • City of Nis WWTP (Waste Water Treatment Plant) (Prepared Feasibility Study, and Location determined) • City of Nis Regional Solid Waste Management Project (Prepared Feasibility Study, and Location determined) • Former Electronic Industry - Brownfield Industrial Park (520.000 m2 of land and 200.000 m2 of buildings with 50% public ownership) (Prepared Feasibility Study, and Location determined) • City of Nis Railway By-Pass Development (Prepared Feasibility Study, and Location determined - Implementation started) • City of Nis Airport Development Project (Passenger Terminal and Traffic) (Prepared Feasibility Study, and Location determined) • City of Nis – Intermodal Logistic Centre Free Zone South (Feasibility Study in progress) 26
COMPANIES THAT MAY BE SUBJECT OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS 1. MIN LOKOMOTIVA NIS, joint stock company for rapairing and production of railway vehicles 2. MIN VAGONKA NIS/ joint stock company for rapairing accompanying equipment and production of railway vehicles and 3. MIN HOLDING CO A.D. - joint stock company for the production of specialized vehicles, auto jacks, specialized vehicle annexes, means of integral transport 4. A.D. Fabrika pumpi JASTREBAC Nis / Pump Factory "JASTREBAC" Nis - joint stock company 5. PIVARA Nis a.d - joint stock company for beer and beverage production. Insolvency procedure commenced 6. POMORAVLJE A.D. Nis - joint stock company for producing paints and lacquers, trade and engineering 7. NISAUTO a.d - joint stock company a) ‚‚NIŠAUTO GEMOS‚‚ for selling and maintaining Opel and Chevrolet vehicles b) ‚‚NIŠAUTO TORINO‚‚ for selling and maintaining Fiat vehicles (P (a+b) = 15.543m2; out of which 6.800m2 are covered with buildings. c) ‚‚WOOD & FRUITS ‚‚ for producing massive floors, parquet and palettes and for fruit and vegetable processing – freeze and drying. (P=59.897m2) 8. DP KTK “ĐUKA DINIĆ” NIŠ - Socially-owned enterprise. Attractive piece of land near the city center intended for sale. 27
FREE TRADE ZONE SOUTH – IZ DONJE MEDJUROVO NIŠ Location The property is located at the southern exit of the City of Niš which provides accessibility to all kinds of vehicles. The city airport is near; the railway is passing through the zone and Coridor X is 2 km away. The size is approx. 274 ha and it is divided into smaller lots. It is intended for light industry, logistics and respective services. Development Free zone has been established in May 2012 Current tenants - greenfield investments: YURA Corporation, South Korea, over 1500 jobs DYTECH, Italy, 403 jobs, SHINWON - YURA ELTECH, South Korea, over 300 jobs, LMB SOFT, Germany, 100 jobs Infrastructure The location is connected to the waste water network, water supply network, gas, optical network and internal roads. 28
FREE TRADE ZONE SOUTH – IZ DONJE MEDJUROVO NIŠ, Greenfield Purpose: Business, Production, Trade (GUP) Ownership: City of Niš Cadastre parcel: 11/276 P= 87a 81m2 Construction index: -Production complex 0,6-1,2 -Business & Trade complex up to 2,1 Coefficient of land occupation: -Production complex 40-60% -Business & Trade complex up to 70% P+3 storeys, up to 18m in height 29
INDUSTRIAL ZONE NORTH NIŠ, P=650 ha Location North Niš Industrial Zone is located in the northeastern part of the City. Within the very Industrial Zone there is a traffic crossroad, a freeway intersecting the railway Belgrade-NišSofa-Istanbul and Belgrade-Niš-ThessalonikiAthens. Its southern side borders with the City of Niš International Airport Constantine the Great. Development The development of the Industrial Zone, covering more than 200 ha out of which the majority is private property, started in the ‘90s, but it was not until lately that the investors started coming. Infrastructure The infrastructure is available in the bordering parcels and in some parts there is also a secondary network including access roads, water supply and sewerage system, electricity, gas and telecommunication networks. 30
INDUSTRIAL ZONE NORTH NIŠ, Greenfield Purpose: Business and Trade Ownership: City of Niš P = 85a 75m2 Cadastre parcels: 2919/3, 2919/5, 2919/9, 2919/14, 2925/11 P + 3 storeys; up to 18m in height Construction index: up to 2,1 Coefficient of land occupation: up to 70% 31
INDUSTRIAL ZONE WEST , Ivana Milutinovića, NIŠ IZ West - P = 248,4 ha Ivana Milutinovića street - Owned by the City: 15 ha According to the General Urban Plan it is intended for industry, storages and services. Infrastructure: electricity, gas, water, sewerage 32
INDUSTRIAL ZONE WEST , Ivana Milutinovića, NIŠ Purpose: Business and Trade Purpose: Business and Trade Ownership: City of Niš Ownership: City of Niš P = 17ha 59a 91m2 Cadastre parcels: 9908, 9921,9922,9923,9924, 9925,9926,9927,9928 +9914 (38a 88m2) 33
LOZNI KALEM NIŠKA BANJA (SPA OF NIŠ) RECREATIVE CENTER General Information Niška Banja Spa is only 10 km from the City of Niš and has always been a cozy, pleasant and healthy place for relaxation, summer holiday sightseeing, medical treatments and rehabilitation. It offers healing water springs, pleasant climate and excellent medical assistance. Location Niska Banja Spa is situated in the eastern part of the City of Nis, and it is just 1 km away from Niska Banja Spa center, while the center of Nis is only 8km Furthermore, the site enjoys easy access from all means of transport, Niš Airport is only 10km away and Corridor 10 – one of the main European highways – 5km. Terms of construction Plan of general regulation defines the purpose of the land: Sport and recreation centers, business, commerical services, crafts, health care, education, children s isntitutions, social institutions, commerce, culture, housing as a business object. Size: 27 ha 40 a o4 m2 Ownership: City of Niš
LOZNI KALEM NIŠKA BANJA (SPA OF NIŠ) -Business and Trade Purpose: Business and Trade (GUP) Ownership: City of Niš P = 10ha 35a 87m2 Cadastre parcel: 2558 P + 3 storeys; up to 18m in height Construction index: up to 2,1 Coefficient of land occupation: up to 70% 35
INDUSTRIAL ZONE EAST– NIŠ Industrial Zone East consists of : • the Greenfield which amounts up to 20 ha and • the Brownfield within the former Electronic Industry which covers 53.7ha IZ East: P=73,7 ha Owned by the City of Niš: 20 ha Greenfield According to the General Urban Plan it is intended for industry, storages and services. 36
INDUSTRIAL ZONE EAST –Greenfield, Centar za vinogradarstvo Ownership: Republic of Serbia Total area: ≈ 20 ha – construction land (yellow) Purpose according to the new general plan: business and trade complex, industry Infrastructure: electricity, gas, water, sewerage 37
INDUSTRIAL ZONE EAST –Brownfield, TECHNOLOGY PARK AND INCUBATOR NIŠ General Information Technology Park and Incubator Nis is an attempt of recovering a brownfield industrial area of former Electronic Industry Nis. According to these potentials, the strategic development envisages Technology Park and Incubator TEHNIS Niš being developed in a form of a park and an incubator within the industrial zones and technology parks of a national importance. Size of the Brownfield zone: 77,4 ha Area for new Brownfield investments: 101.000 m2 Infrastructure The location is connected to the waste water network, water supply network, gas, optical network and internal roads. 38
STRENGTHENING OF LOCAL LAND MANAGEMENT IN SERBIA Ministry of Environmental Protection and Spatial Planning of RS, GIZ-AMBERO Consulting Belgrade • • • Project duration: 6 years, 2 phases of the project Technical assistance – Analysis of Ownership and Development of Detailed Regulation Plan and Reparcelation Project for the Science-technology Park – TEHNIS Result – Feasibility Study Companies in the former EI complex: • • • 150 companies Business Association Medianum Biggest companies: 1. Jugo-Impex, 2. Jugo-impex E.E.R. 3. Engel System, 4. HD Sova, 5. Ei PSB Factory, 6. Tagor Electronic, 7. Yumis, 8. Benlian foods, 9. Eco food 39
Incentives Attractive subsidies, taxes and free trade agreements European Crossroads Logistics, excellent market accessibility, Corridors X and VII and International Airport Constantine the Great Human Resources University, secondary school network, industrial tradition available labor and competitive labor costs Quality of Life The third largest city in Serbia, the biggest one in Central Serbia. Streamlined Investment Procedures and Supportive Local Government Investment Opportunities 40
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