The Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Republic of Croatia,
hereinafter referred to as ``the Parties",
Desiring to conclude an Agreement with a view to facilitating employment of partners of members of diplomatic missions and consular posts from the sending State on the territory of the receiving State,
Have agreed as follows:
Article 1. Authorisation to engage in gainful occupation
1 Based on reciprocity, a partner of a member of a diplomatic mission or a consular post of the sending State is authorised to engage in a gainful occupation in the receiving State in accordance with the provisions of the laws and regulations of the receiving State and subject to the provisions of this Agreement.
Article 2. Procedures
4 Once it has been established that the partner on whose behalf authorisation is being requested is a partner as defined in this Agreement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the receiving State shall officially notify the Embassy of the sending State that the partner in question may engage in a gainful occupation, and shall issue the corresponding certificate for the partner.
Article 3. Civil and administrative privileges and immunities
A partner engaging in a gainful occupation in accordance with this Agreement shall not enjoy immunity from civil and administrative jurisdiction in respect of any claims brought against him or her on account of acts and agreements directly connected with the performance of that occupation.
Article 4. Criminal immunity
If the partner authorised to engage in gainful occupation has been granted immunity from criminal jurisdiction of the receiving State, on the basis of the Conventions:
a) The sending State shall waive the immunity of the authorised partner concerned from the criminal jurisdiction of the receiving State in respect of any act or omission relating to the gainful occupation he or she carries out, except in special cases in which the sending State considers that such a waiver would be contrary to its interests;
b) Such a waiver of immunity from criminal jurisdiction shall not be construed as extending to immunity from the execution of a sentence, for which a specific waiver shall be required. In such cases, the receiving State shall request the sending State to waive any such exemption.
Article 5. Social security and taxation
A partner who has obtained authorisation to engage in a gainful occupation under this Agreement shall be subject to the social security regime of the receiving State for all matters connected with his or her employment in that State. A partner shall also be obliged to pay, in the receiving State, all taxes on income arising from the occupation carried out in accordance with this Agreement.
Article 6. Ending the authorisation
Article 7. Duration and termination
This Agreement has been concluded for an indefinite period of time, and either Party may terminate it at any time by giving six (6) months' notice in writing to the other Party through diplomatic channels.
Article 8. Entry into force
This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of the receipt of the last written notification through diplomatic channels that the requirements provided in the respective internal legislation for its entry into force have been fulfilled, and shall be provisionally applied from the date of its signature.