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The European Commission published a report on Bosnia-Herzegovina under the EU’s 2021 Enlargement Policy, assessing the country’s implementation of necessary reforms as part of its accession negotiations with the European Council.   

The Council of Europe’s Venice Commission issued an opinion on a draft law proposed by legislators in Bosnia-Herzegovina aimed at preventing conflicts of interest in public institutions.


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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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