Bosnia and Herzegovina flag Bosnia and Herzegovina: Investing in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Investment framework and opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
Yes
Acquisition of Holdings
A foreign investor can hold 100% interest in the shares of a company established in Bosnia and Herzegovina, except in some cases (armament, media). Foreign investors can not hold more than 49% interest in public television and radio services.
Obligation to Declare
Foreign investors must declare in the case of an acquisition of a Joint-Stock company.
Competent Organisation For the Declaration
Registration of investments at the Municipal Court
Requests For Specific Authorisations
Foreign equity ownership of an enterprise engaged in the production and sale of arms, ammunition, explosives for military use, military equipment and public information must not exceed 49% of the equity of the enterprise. In case of investing in the above-mentioned sectors, the foreign investor(s) must obtain prior approval.

Restrictions applicable to domestic investment on account of public order, public health and protection of the environment are equally applied to foreign investment.

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia-Herzegovina (FIPA)
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
Tenders Info, Tenders in Bosnia and Herzegovina
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme, Tenders & Projects from Bosnia and Herzegovina
DgMarket, Tenders Worldwide
Other Useful Resources
Foreign Investors Council (FIC) - a non-profit business association, representing the interests of foreign businesses in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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