Bosnia and Herzegovina - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Barriers
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BiH, as part of its efforts to accede to the WTO, has made major trade policy reforms to bring practices in full conformity with WTO requirements and eventual membership in the EU.  Reforms include the elimination of import quotas, reduction of import licensing and prohibitions, streamlining of customs procedures, and the reduction of tariff and non-tariff barriers.

BiH Customs Tariff Law generally provides that foreign trade is liberal and without limitations.  Once registered for performing business activities, a legal entity/entrepreneur may perform foreign, as well as domestic, operations.  No special approval or administrative procedure is now required for re-export transactions, except for arms, ammunition, and dual use goods, which are subject to other regulations.