When importing aircraft from non-EU member states to the Republic of Croatia, the Export Certificate of Airworthiness (Export CofA) shall have to be obtained from the previous registry state. Aviation authorities of the previous registry state shall verify in Export CofA that an aircraft complies with the approved type certificate, that it is airworthy and that it complies with the national requirements in the importing country, respectively Republic of Croatia.
Export CofA shall not be required when importing aircraft from the EU member state to the Republic of Croatia because airworthiness standards are identical in all EU member states. During the importing, Certificate of Airworthiness from previous registry state shall be replaced with Croatian Certificate of Airworthiness, and aircraft registration mark shall be verified and entered into the valid Airworthiness Review Certificate.
Aircraft import and issuance of Certificate of Airworthiness and Airworthiness Review certificate are regulated by:
Commission Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 of 3 August 2012 laying down implementing rules for airworthiness and environmental certification of aircraft and related products, parts and appliances, as well as for the certification of design and production organisations (SL L 224 21.8.2012)
Commission Regulation (EC) 2042/2003 of 20 November 2003 on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisation and personnel involved in these tasks (SL L 315 28.11.2003)