Doing Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Central Europe)
  2. Bosnian-Herzegovinian Economy
  3. Doing Business in Sarajevo
  4. Bosnian-Herzegovinian Foreign Trade
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. Access to the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Market
  7. Business Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina

The objectives of the Online Subject “Doing Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Market
  3. To analyse trade relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the student's country
  4. To know the Bosnia and Herzegovina Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Market

The eLearning Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Europe, Foreign Trade
  2. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Europe
  3. Course: Business in the EFTA Countries

Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to Bosnian and Herzegovinian Students

Online Student (Master International Business)

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English + Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Bosnia-Herzegovina Study, Master in International Business in French Bosnie-Herzegovine Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Bósnia e Herzegovina.

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Doing Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

EFTA-Bosnia and Herzegovina Free Trade Agreement (Course)





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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  1. Bosnian-Herzegovinian Capital: Sarajevo
  2. Official Languages: Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian
  3. Area: 51,197 square kilometres
  4. Bosnian-Herzegovinian Population: 3.8 million people
  5. Type of Government: Parliamentary Federal Republic
  6. Bosnia is a widely decentralised country, comprising two autonomous entities: The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska, with a third region, the district of Brčko, governed by the local government
  7. Borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro
  8. Independence: 1992 (Yugoslavia)

Main religions in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  1. Islam (50%)
    1. Bosnia and Herzegovina has not signed the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam
    2. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Fiqh-al-Hanafi
  2. Christianity: Catholicism and Orthodoxy (30%)

Bosnia and Herzegovina belongs to

  1. Christian Civilisation (European Economic Area)
  2. Economic Area of Central Eurasia

Economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  1. The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the poorest countries of the former Yugoslavia and Europe; the devastating effects of the Bosnian war (1992-95) still endure. In addition, the long blockade of Serbia and Croatia further hampered the economic recovery
  2. Bosnia spend 5 billions of dollars at the end of the war to rebuild its battered economy
  3. Bosnia is becoming a market economy
  4. Bosnian-Herzegovinian GDP (nominal): 49,874 million dollars
  5. GDP per capita: 8,390 dollars
  6. Currency: Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark
  7. Main Bosnian products: fruit, tobacco, cattle, gold, copper, lead, zinc, coal
  8. In Sarajevo, there are tobacco, furniture, cars and communication equipment industries
  9. Main Bosnian companies: B & H Airlines, BH Telecom, Bosnalijek, Energopetrol, Factory of Tobacco of Sarajevo and Sarajevska Pivara (Sarajevo Brewery)

Bosnian-Herzegovinian Foreign Trade.

  1. Main Bosnian exports: metals, clothes, wood products
  2. Top Bosnian exports destinations: Slovenia (16%), Italy, Germany, Croatia, Austria, Turkey
  3. Main Bosnian imports: machinery, chemical products, fuels, food products
  4. Main suppliers of Bosnia: Croatia (19%), Germany, Slovenia, Italy, Austria

International Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Trade Relations European Union-Western Balkans

  1. Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)
  2. EFTA-Bosnia and Herzegovina Free Trade Agreement (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
  3. Free Trade Agreement between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey
  4. Free Trade Agreement between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bulgaria
  5. Stabilisation and Accession Agreement with the European Union (Western Balkans). EUROMED
  6. Central European Initiative (CEI)
  7. Regional Cooperation Council
  8. United Nations
  9. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative
  10. International Chamber of Commerce
  11. Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
  12. Convention relating to Temporary Admission
  13. World Bank
  14. World Trade Organisation
  15. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  16. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  17. International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)
  18. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  19. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption (GRECO)

Bosnia and Herzegovina is an observer country of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)

Examples of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Adriatic-Ionian Initiative (Master, Europe)

Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)

European Union Enlargement (e-Course)

Bosnia and Herzegovina-Turkey Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Turkey-Bosnia Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Central European Initiative (CEI), Course



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