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Bosnia-Herzegovina: Increase of Excise Tax on Tobacco

(June 13, 2014) It was reported on June 6, 2014, that the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina had passed amendments to the country’s Law on Excises. The amendments will take effect on July 1, 2014. (Dinka Antic, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Law on Excises Amended, TAX NEWS SERVICE (June 10, 2014), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation […]

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Social Security Contributions Law

(Dec. 7, 2009) On November 23, 2009, implementation regulations for the Law on a Single System of Registration, Control and Collection of Social Security Contributions (the Law) of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBH) were published in the country's official gazette. The Law itself was published on July 6, 2009, and is applicable after […]

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Draft Anti-Discrimination Law Creates Controversy over Gay Marriage Rights

(July 10, 2009) It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to foster better cooperation among ethnic groups, has taken an uncharacteristic unified stance against a draft law […]

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Police Reform Adopted

(May 2, 2008) On April 10, 2008, the Parliament of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted two laws on police reform, which regulate the independence and supervision of the Bosnian police force and provide for coordination between local police bodies and federal police support agencies. Adoption of the laws is a requirement established by […]