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Regional Free Trade Agreements of Bosnia and Herzegovina: analysis and policy recommendations


This report analyses the functioning of free trade agreements (FTAs) signed by Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) with its regional partners in the SEE Stability Pact process (Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro). The objective of the study, as defined by the EPPU, was to formulate policy conclusions on enhancing the effectiveness of these FTAs.
The report does not discuss in any detail trade and other relations between BiH and the EU. Nevertheless, references to these important processes are made whenever it is relevant for the objective of this work. Also, several recommendations are applicable for the overall performance of BiH foreign trade policy. It is worth remembering, though, that intra-SEE integration is required as part of the EU integration process.