Bosnia and Herzegovina flag Bosnia and Herzegovina: Operating a Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Starting a business in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Legal Forms of Companies

Limited Liability Company (D.O.O.)
Number of partners: One or more persons.
Capital (max/min): Minimum BAM 2,000
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Joint-Stock Company (D.D.)
Number of partners: Two or more shareholders.
Capital (max/min): Minimum BAM 20,000 for closed joint-stock companies; minimum BAM 50,000 for open joint-stock companies.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Limited Partnership
Number of partners: Minimum two.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: There must be at least 1 partner with full liability (including private property) and at least 1 partner with limited liability.
Representative Office
Number of partners: No minimum.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: A representative office does not have the status of a legal entity - It may only engage in non-profit making activities: market research, promotional and informative activities, representing the company. A representative office is restricted from signing contracts on behalf of the parent company (with the exception of foreign airlines representative offices).
Setting Up a Company Bosnia and Herzegovina Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Procedures (number) 13.0 5.3
Time (days) 80.0 11.8

Source: Doing Business, 2016

 
Business Setup Procedures
Consult the Doing Business website, to learn about procedures to start a business in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Consult the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, for a list of steps to set up a business in the country.

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