Laws and regulations
Officially in BiH two sets of technical regulations are in effect: legislation of ex-Yugoslavia combined with JUS standards with mandatory application and three framework laws combined with BAS standards taking over European Voluntary Standards. The legislation of ex-Yugoslavia, combined with JUS standards with mandatory application of conformity assessment procedure based on those standards (mandatory attesting), are valid for those products for whom the technical regulations of the EU are not taken over to date.
Technical requirements standard
The procedures description
The system of conformity assessment in accordance with WTO TBT agreement requirements is in the initial stage of development. The process of accreditation of the bodies for conformity assessment is implemented by the Institute for Accreditation of BiH (BATA) based on the Law on Accreditation (“Official Gazette of BiH”, 19/2001), which is harmonized with international requirements contained in ISO standard 17011 (prescribing requirements of accreditation bodies). The list of accredited bodies can be found at BATA web site – www.bata.gov.ba. Besides this list, various competent ministries at entity level also named authorized laboratories and other bodies for specific activities related to the implementation of still existing regulations of ex-Yugoslavia and information on those bodies can be found at those ministries.
Authorities monitoring and control
By the BiH Law on Market Surveillance a control system of products placed on the market is introduced, in accordance with the EU model i.e. all products including those on domestic markets and those that are imported and exported from BiH. This law also establishes the state Agency for Market Surveillance, supervising and coordinating the implementation of the regulations, as well as their uniform interpretation throughout the economy, in cooperation with previously existing entity inspection bodies. The control of the products in BiH based on current status of the system of supervision over the market is based on inspection supervision. The inspection system is regulated by entity laws on inspection and is implemented by 13 inspection bodies (2 at entity level, 1 at Brcko District level and 10 at cantonal level in FBiH) making it very fragmented. These inspectorates also perform check of the products based on still valid regulations of ex-Yugoslavia.
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Ministry of foreign trade and economic relations BiH
Musala 9, 71000 Sarajevo
Dragan Milović – Assistant Minister for economic development and entrepreneurship
Tel: +387 33 552 540,
Fax: +387 33 552 541
E- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this part of the CEFTA Web Portal you will find the technical requirements procedures separately for each CEFTA Economy. Procedures include but are not limited to: 1.The legally approved technical standards of the respective Economy; 2.The procedures that need to be followed for meeting technical requirements; 3.The documents required for proving your goods comply with these technical requirements; 4.The official procedures followed by relevant authorities to monitor and control the fulfillment of these technical requirements. In cases where the final destination of goods is one of the CEFTA Economies, please refer to the import technical procedures for that Economy on this portal. In cases where goods are exported from the territory of one of the CEFTA Economies included in this web portal, please refer to the export technical procedures section of that Economy.