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Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo. War



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Syllabus of the Subject

Bosnian-Herzegovinian Foreign Trade. Bosnia: a market economy

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

Sample:
EFTA-Bosnia and Herzegovina Free Trade Agreement (FTA)


The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina” are the following:

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

E-learning Course Master, International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Bosnia, Masters, International Business Trade Masters adapted to Bosnian and Herzegovinian Students.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English + Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Bosnia-Herzegovina Study Doctorate in International Business in French Bosnie-Herzegovine Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Bósnia e Herzegovina.

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

Foreign Trade and Business in CEFTA Countries

International Trade and Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Market Access - Trade Agreements

Bosnian-Herzegovinian Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Economic Area / Central Eurasia Economic Area
  2. Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)
    1. EFTA-Bosnia and Herzegovina Agreement
  3. Turkey-Bosnia and Herzegovina Agreement
  4. Bulgaria-Bosnia and Herzegovina Agreement
  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina-EU Trade Relations;
    1. Stabilization and Accession Agreement with the EU
    2. Western Balkans
    3. EUROMED
  6. Islamic Trade Preferential System
  7. Central European Initiative
  8. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative
  9. Regional Cooperation Council

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO (in process of accession)
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. Convention Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods
  4. ICC
  5. COTIF Convention (Rail)
  6. BIC (Containers)
  7. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  8. IMO
    1. Convention for Safe Containers
    2. Istanbul Convention
  9. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  10. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member
  11. CIM / CIT Rules

Sample:
EFTA-Bosnia and Herzegovina Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Globalization and International Organizations

European Organizations:

  1. UNECE
  2. OSCE

Islamic Organizations. Arab League

  1. Islamic Development Bank (Beneficiary Country)
  2. OIC - Observer State
    1. Bosnia and Herzegovina is an observer country of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation(COMCEC)

Global Organizations:

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF

Adriatic-Ionian Initiative (Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia...)


  1. Bosnian-Herzegovinian Capital: Sarajevo
  2. Official Languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian
  3. Area of Bosnia and Herzegovina: 51,197 km²
  4. Bosnian-Herzegovinian Population: 3.8 million people
  5. Type of Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Parliamentary Federal Republic
  6. Bosnia is a widely decentralized 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 of Bosnia and Herzegovina: 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%)

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism) Orthodox Christianity, Ethics and Global Business

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

Bosnia and Herzegovina belongs to the:

  1. Western Civilization (European Economic Area)
  2. Central Eurasia Economic Area

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 of Bosnia and Herzegovina: 8,390 dollars
  6. Currency: Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark
  7. Main Bosnian products: fruit, tobacco, cattle, gold, copper, lead, zinc, coal
    1. In Sarajevo, there are tobacco, furniture, cars and communication equipment industries
  8. Main Bosnian companies: B & H Airlines, BH Telecom, Bosnalijek, Energopetrol, Factory of Tobacco of Sarajevo and Sarajevska Pivara (Sarajevo Brewery)

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

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

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