Croatian Post was formed as an independent company in 1999
Postal business in the territory of today’s Republic of Croatia dates back centuries, while the history of modern Croatian Post started parallel with the formation of the modern Croatian state. On 10 October, 1990 a public company HPT-Hrvatska pošta i telekomunikacije was formed. Croatian Post as an independent company was formed on 1 January, 1999 after splitting of the public company HPT-Hrvatska pošta i telekomunikacije (HPT Croatian Post and Telecommunications) into two joint stock companies: one for the business area of postal services (Croatian Post) and the other for the business area of telecommunications (Croatian Telecommunication). Preparations for Croatia’s accession to the European Union planned for liberalisation of the postal services market, which was implemented prior to Croatia’s joining the EU. Liberalisation of the postal market started on 1 January, 2011 and in accordance with the provisions of the Postal Services Act, Croatian Post was named the provider of a universal service. Under the Act, Croatian Post has the right and obligation to provide that service for the next 15 years.