Bosnia-Herzegovina

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The European Commission released a report of regime recommendations for Bosnia-Herzegovina following the jurisdiction’s request to become a European Union member.

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings published a second round evaluation report on Bosnia-Herzegovina, noting that several legislative amendments have been enacted since the last report, including a new law protecting victims of human trafficking.

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Important Facts

  • The U.S. State Department labels Bosnia-Herzegovina as a major money laundering jurisdiction. Given that the country is not an international or regional financial center, most money laundering activities involve evading taxes and corruption. The country primarily has a cash-based economy. Less common money laundering activities involve concealing the proceeds of illegal activities including trafficking illicit drugs, human trafficking and organized crime. With porous borders and weak enforcement capabilities, Bosnia-Herzegovina is a significant market and transit point for smuggled commodities including cigarettes, firearms, counterfeit goods, lumber and fuel oils. Fraud and identity theft are increasing, as are identity card counterfeiting and credit card fraud. Money laundering through real estate transactions is also common.  The country has know your customer and suspicious transaction report regulations and applies due diligence measures.
- Source: 2020 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR)

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FATF i

Technical Effectiveness
Compliant : 3 High :
Largely Compliant : 14 Substantial :
Partially Compliant : 18 Moderate :
Non-Compliant : 13 Low :
Not-Applicable : 1

BASEL i

Rank : 47/141
Score : 5.63/10

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL i

Rank : 101/180
Score : 36/100

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