波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那因晶莹剔透的水而闻名,清澈见底的水和沁人心脾的空气为工作和休闲提供了极佳的条件。

Bosnia and Herzegovina is famous for its crystal-clear water and clean and fresh air perfect for work and leisure.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那的桥梁不仅连接了河的两岸,而且是不同文明和文化之间交流的纽带。

The wonderful bridges that span the rivers of Bosnia and Herzegovina truly bridge many civilizations and cultures that call their homeland Bosnia and Herzegovina.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那的水清澈见底,波光粼粼,使的独木舟和皮划艇在这里很是盛行。

Canoeing and kayaking are popular throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina with its pure and crystal-clear waters.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那鱼资源丰富,其淡水资源富含鲑鱼、鲤鱼、鳗鱼和鲈鱼。

Fish are abundant in Bosnia and Herzegovina where most of the freshwaters are rich in trout, carp, eel and bass.

想要逃离大都市的喧嚣吗,波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那别具情调的民俗村便是这样的圣殿。

Ethno villages of Bosnia and Herzegovina are unique sanctuaries where you may escape from the urban fuss and mess.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那学术历史非常悠久。

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a long tradition of academic life.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那手工艺品世界闻名,多样化的传统图案是其受多元文化影响的见证。

Bosnia and Herzegovina is well-known by its handicrafts and traditional patterns showing the diversity of cultural influences.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那自然资源丰富,这里有大片的耕地、广袤的森林和巨大的水能。

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country rich in natural resources, covered with large areas of farming land, extensive woods, and water potential.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那的冬银装素裹且阳光明媚,是冬季爱好者的好去处。

Winter lovers may find Bosnia and Herzegovina as a country with a lot of snow but sunshine.

融合了东西方优点的美食无疑是人民爱上波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那的原因之一。

Cuisine which is a blend of east and west is definitely one of the main reasons why people love Bosnia and Herzegovina.

很多宗教和文化建筑矗立在波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那市中心。

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a plenty of religious and cultural edifices placed in the urban city centers.

美妙绝伦的东方艺术和文化极大地丰富了波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那,尤其是在建筑和都市生活方面。

Bosnia and Herzegovina was enriched by wonderful Oriental art and culture, particularly in housing and urban living.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那拥有众多独一无二的历史文物。

Bosnia and Herzegovina has many unique historical relics.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那以音乐天才和休闲娱乐的摇篮而著称。

Bosnia and Herzegovina is known as a cradle of great music talents and good entertainment.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那的冬,山上白雪皑皑,积雪覆盖,为冬季旅游创造了极好的天气条件。

In the winter, quality and continuous snow in the mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina constitutes suitable climatic conditions for winter tourism.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那用于作物栽培和畜牧养殖业的农业用地多达200万公顷以上。

There are over 2 million hectares of agricultural land, both for crop growing and livestock rearing.

对于那些真正的自然爱好者来说,波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那繁忙大都市之外的众多绿洲是他们的首选之地。

For true nature lovers there are many green oases out of the big cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那动物物种品类繁多。

Bosnia and Herzegovina is home to a great number of animal species.

由于受地中海阳光的庇佑,波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那享誉盛名的葡萄酒已因其高品质和高品位获奖多次。

Thanks to the Mediterranean sun, the well reputed wines of Bosnia and Herzegovina have been awarded many times for its good quality and taste.

对于探险爱好者和自然爱好者来说,波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那是一个拥有原始荒野的仙境。

For the adventure seekers and nature lovers Bosnia and Herzegovina is a wonderland of pristine wilderness.

走进波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那,您就会发现东西方的融合在这里达到了极致,让您跨越文化和历史的界限去刷新生命的体验。

In Bosnia and Herzegovina you will find an amazing blend of east and west, allowing you to cross cultural and historical bridges you never thought possible.

走进波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那, 您将发现新旧交替、传统与现代融合的城市规划。

In Bosnia and Herzegovina you may find a mixture of the old and new, traditional and modern city planning.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那所有大都市的旧城区风韵犹存。

Old towns keep their ancient spirit in almost all big cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那丰富的传统技艺无与伦比,为其留下了许多独一无二、别具特色的文化遗产。

The incomparable richness of traditional craftsmanship produced a unique mixture of various influences in the cultural heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

就地热资源及其发展潜能来说,波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那已跻身欧洲前10名。

Bosnia and Herzegovina ranks in the top 10 in Europe in terms of geothermal resources and potential.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那因拥有众多保存完好、原始自然美景的国家和自然公园而倍感自豪。

Bosnia and Herzegovina has many national and natural parks which are well preserved and untouched natural beauties.

地处不同文明和文化的交接点,从宗教旅游角度来说,宗教元素在波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那起着重要的作用。

Located at the meeting point of different civilizations and cultures, the religious elements in Bosnia and Herzegovina have an important role in terms of religious tourism.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那因其古老的宗教建筑而闻名,这些建筑对公众开放。

Bosnia and Herzegovina is known by its very old religious edifices open to visitors with all preferences.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那因其国际化的艺术和文化盛事而深感自豪。

Bosnia and Herzegovina is very proud by its international art and cultural festivals.

不同社区、生活方式和传统的和平共处恰到好处地定义了波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那文化和历史的特色。

The feature that most defines the culture and history of Bosnia and Herzegovina is precisely the peaceful co-existence of different communities, lifestyles and traditions.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那现代基础设施发展潜力巨大。

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a great potential for modern infrastructure.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那的劳动力勤劳肯干,技艺高超且求知欲望强烈。

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a hardworking highly skillful labor force with desire to learn.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那拥有丰富的自然水资源与肥沃的土地。

Natural water resources and fertile soils are abundant in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那的急流漂流探险已广为人知。

Bosnia and Herzegovina is well known for its wild-water rafting adventures.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那的历史打上了地中海、罗马、奥特曼和欧洲等不同文化的烙印,因此她是新旧世界融合交汇的圣地。

Bosnia and Herzegovina which had hosted different cultures like the Mediterranean, Roman, Ottoman and European throughout history is a mixture of the old and the new World.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那是一个多山的国家,第拿里阿尔皮斯山脉贯穿全境。

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a mostly mountainous country with the Dinaric Alps dominating the landscape.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那悠久的历史为其留下了不少文化-历史遗产,古老的要塞和城堡就是其最好的印证。

Rich history of Bosnia and Herzegovina has left its trails and monuments of cultural-historical heritage as fortresses and towers.

身处波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那,您可以拜访古老悠久的住宅,去感受往日社会生活的真谛。

In Bosnia and Herzegovina you may visit the old traditional residences to feel the spirit of social life during the past centuries.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那南部遍布独特地中海风格的建筑。

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a peculiar Mediterranean style of houses typical for the southern regions.

对于持有不同世界观的人来说,波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那都是他们朝拜的圣地。

Bosnia and Herzegovina offers a chance to visit various religious monuments with holy values for people with different worldviews.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那已被鉴定出的有花植物多达3000种以上。

There are more than three thousand identified species of flowering plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那建筑风格为许多欧洲著名风格所影响。

Architecture of Bosnia and Herzegovina was influenced by many European prominent styles.

波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那温泉旅游潜力巨大。

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a huge potential for spa tourism.

踏进波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那的深山地区,您就会发现那里空气异常清新,人民过着悠闲自得的生活。

Deep in the mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina you may find the rural communities enjoying the life in pure and fresh air environment.

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The Law on the Policy of Foreign Direct Investments of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of B&H, 17/98, 13/03) ensures national treatment of foreign investors, i.e., foreign investors have the same rights and obligations as residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Foreign investors are entitled to open accounts in any commercial bank in domestic and/or any freely convertible currency in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Foreign investors are entitled to freely employ foreign nationals, subject to the labor and immigration laws in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Foreign investors are protected against nationalization, expropriation, requisition or measures having similar effects; such measures may take place only in the public interest in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations and against the payment of an appropriate compensation, i.e. compensation that is adequate, effective and prompt.

Investment capital is exempt from paying import customs and customs duties (with the exception of passenger cars, slot and gambling machines). In order to enjoy this benefit, a foreign investor should submit a written request for exemption from paying import duties to the competent customs authority (according to the place of seat of the company) along with the following documents:

  • Contract or other relevant document about the investment on the basis of which the equipment is being imported;
  • Proof of registration of the investment at the competent authority;
  • Equipment of specification with tariff number, tariff mark (with quantity indication), unit price and total value, certified by the investor;
  • Statement of the investor that the equipment is not older than 10-year age limit;
  • Certificate of the competent institution confirming that the imported equipment complies with the environmental and employment protection standards.

The Customs Office issues a decision within 15 days upon submission of the request.

The rights and benefits of foreign investors granted and obligations imposed by the Law on the Policy of Foreign Direct Investment (mentioned above) cannot be terminated or overruled by subsequent laws and regulations. Should a subsequent law or regulation be more favorable to foreign investors, the investor will have the right to choose the regime by which the investment will be regulated. Foreign investors may own real estate in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Foreign investors enjoy the same property rights in respect to real estate as do the citizens and the legal entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Foreign investors are entitled to transfer abroad, freely and without delay, in a convertible currency to proceed resulting from their investment in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Free trade zones in Bosnia and Herzegovina are part of the customs territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and have status of legal entity. According to the Law on Free Trade Zones, free trade zone founders may be one or more domestic and foreign legal entities registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The users of the free zone do not pay VAT and import customs for manufacturing equipment. Investment in the free zone, transfer of profit and transfer of investment are free of charge. The free zone establishment is considered economically justified if the submitted feasibility study and other evidence can prove that the value of goods exported from a free zone will exceed at least 50% of the total value of manufactured goods leaving the free zone within the period of 12 months.

 

Operational Costs of Doing Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

We would like to emphasize that operational costs are shown only for approximate estimates. Prices shown are in the range according the price lists of the provider, defined in accordance with various technical specifics.

 

Electricity prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

The price of electricity is defined with tariff and price of kW/h. Tariff rates are determined by Entities Regulatory Commission for Electricity and information are available on the websites of:

Regulatory Commission for Electricity in Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Regulatory Commission for Energy of Republic of Srpska.

The price of electricity is determinate with tariff groups, season and higher/lower daily tariffs.

Price of electricity in B&H Higher Lower
December 2011 with all taxes included with all taxes included
Average 0,092 EUR/kWh 0,041 EUR/kW

Source: Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 2011

The price of industrial gas in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The price of natural gas in 2011 With all taxes included
Average* 0,526 EUR/m3
Industry** 0,629 EUR/Sm3

Source: *Monthly review of Average Consumer Prices in B&H – December, Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, ** Sarajevo gas d.o.o. – since November 2011

 

The price of landline and mobile phone:

 

A variety of custom packages are available on the market within more operators. The approximate price ranges are presented, from the lowest to the highest tariff for one minute and depending on the zone, time call or custom package.

The Communications Regulatory Agency Bosnia and Herzegovina granted approval to the telecom operators to amend their pricelists with the effective date as of January 1, 2011.

 

The prices of access fees, established by the telecom operators

 

The prices of access fees, established by the telecom operators range from 30.7 EUR to 35.8 EUR.

The price of local calls is equated with the prices of calls within the network group.

Prices of calls within the network group - from 0.014 EUR / min to 0.017 EUR / min

Prices of calls between the fixed network and its own mobile network - from 0.09 EUR / min to 0.10 EUR / min

International calls are divided into three zones: neighboring, European and non-European countries. International calls to neighboring countries - from 0.15 EUR/min to 0.23 EUR/min International calls to other European countries - from 0.25 EUR/min to 0.54 EUR/min International calls to non-European countries - from 0.51 EUR/min to 0.74 EUR/min

(Source: Annual report of the Communications Regulatory Agency for the year 2010, March 2011)

Average price of Monthly telephone subscription in December 2011 was 6.19 EUR

(Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina )

Average price of mobile phone usage within own fixed network in December 2011 was 0.12 EUR/min

(Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

 

The prices of water in Bosnia and Herzegovina 

 

Water charges are determined at local level and thus are different from one municipality to another. The water price consists of: water, sanitation, PVN (Special Water Compensation) for water consumption and PVN (Special Water Compensation) for water protection (depending of the level of pollution of wastewater).

Average monthly price in December 2011, of Water supply was 0.45 EUR/m3 and Sewerage services was 0.19 EUR/m3 . (Source: Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

In Sarajevo Canton, the price for water and sewerage for industry was 1,58 EUR/m3 to 1,66 EUR/m3, depending of the level of pollution of wastewater. (Source: Public Company Vodovod i kanalizacija d.o.o. Sarajevo )

Bosnia and Herzegovina has an exceptionally high quality of drinking water. Water from the tap is safe to drink as well as most places in the mountains or fountains in towns or along the side of the road.

 

Entity Level Incentives

 

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Tax Benefits

 

  •  The Federation Law on Corporate Income Tax enables the taxpayer, who in the year for which the corporate income tax is being determined, has achieved 30% of their total revenue by export to be exempted from the tax payment for that year.

  •  The taxpayer who in the period of five consequent years invests into production in the value of minimum 20 million BAM, on the territory of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is being exempted from the payment of corporate income tax for the period of five years beginning from the first investment year, in which minimum four million BAM must be invested.

  •  If the taxpayer, in the time period of five years, does not achieve the prescribed census for investment, he loses the right of tax exemption, and the unpaid cor­porate income tax is determined in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Corporate Income Tax augmented for penalty interest payable for untimely paid public revenues.

  •  The taxpayer who employs more than 50% of disabled persons and persons with special needs longer than one year is being exempted from the payment of corporate income tax for the year in which more than 50% disabled persons and persons with special needs were employed.

 

Republica of Srpska

 

Tax benefits

 

  •  The Law Amending the Law on Profit Tax RS introduced tax base reduction in the value of investment for: Investment in equipment intended for the company production activity -Investments in plants and immovable property used for manufacturing and processing activities Tax base reduction in amount of paid personal income tax and mandatory constitution is provided also for employing 30 workers year (workers who were on the official evidence of Employment Office of RS) during a calendar year.

  •  Regulation on Requirements and Manner of Implementation of the Investment and Employment Support Program This Regulation sets forth requirements for and manner of encouraging and supporting direct investments and employment growth in the territory of the Republic of Srpska, criteria for award of funding, schedule of payment of awarded funding, and other issues relevant to competitiveness growth of the Republic of Srpska through inflow of direct investments aimed at employment in new jobs, transfer of new knowledge and technologies and balancing of regional development of the Republic of Srpska

 

Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Law on incentives to economic development in Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette no. 13/06, 19/07, 17/10) which ensures:

  •  Exemption from utility fees for displaying the company;

  •  Compensation of court fees for registration of a business entity and the change entry in the register for newly established enterprises and entrepreneurs;

  •  Compensation of expenses of connection to power, water and sewage network;

  •  Compensation of paid fees necessary for obtaining the location conditions , building permits and approvals for the use of the facility;

  •  Compensation of expenses in amount of the difference in price of electricity and water paid by the company and the price paid by households;

  •  Compensation for paid employment contribution in the total amount for newly employed persons;

  •  Compensation for salary for maternity leave in amount of 100%;

  •  Stimulation of the employer in amount of 50% of total duties for health insurance of newly employed workers from the moment of obtaining the benefit;

  •  Compensation for amount of new investments invested in purchase of fixed assets and up to the amount of determined and paid profit tax or income tax in period for the year in which purchases of fixed assets was made, provided that the difference between the amount of profit tax or income tax, and made supply cannot be transferred to next year.

 

Other Incentives

 

Incentives that are planned and allocated from the budgets e.g. incentives for tourism development, agricultural subsidies, and support projects to small and medium-sized enterprises.

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