Department of State releases its 2018 Investment Climate Statement

Announcement Department of State releases its 2018 Investment Climate Statement On July 19th, the Department of State released its Investment Climate Statements for 2018. Economic officers stationed at U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions around the world prepare these annual reports analyzing 170 foreign markets to help U.S. companies make informed business decisions about foreign markets. ...
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Consular Office Reconfiguration/Construction

The Embassy has a requirement for a firm to construct/renovate an existing office building in the district of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  This construction effort is estimated at the range between USD$ 25,000 and USD$ 100,000 and needs to be completed by 30 (thirty) calendar days after receiving notice to proceed.  This work is for ...
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Commercial Law Development Program Holds Arbitration Training and Competition in Mostar

On February 1-4, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) held an International Commercial Arbitration Moot Training and Competition (Vis Moot) in Mostar.  The Vis Moot is an educational tool to foster the study and practice of international commercial and arbitration laws and encourage the resolution of business disputes by arbitration.  This program focused on ...
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Ambassador Welcomes Commercial Arbitration Competitors from Zenica and Mostar

On October 30, Ambassador Cormack met with student teams and coaches from Zenica and Mostar who participated in a prestigious international commercial arbitration – the Vienna “Vis Moot” – in spring 2017.  The Commercial Law Development Program and the Mostar tech firm, NSoft, supported and sponsored the students during their training and preparation for the ...
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Six BiH Law Schools to Participate in 2018 Vienna Vis Moot Competition

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) sponsored a training program October 27 to 29 at the University of Zenica for student commercial arbitration teams preparing to compete in the 2018 international Vis Moot in Vienna.  This year, six law schools from Zenica, Mostar, East Mostar, Tuzla, East Sarajevo, and Banja Luka participated ...
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U.S. Suppliers Meet with Regional Aviation Reps in Budapest

Commercial Specialist Edhem Brankovic and Travel Supervisor Almir Arapovic represented Embassy Sarajevo at the annual North America/Central Europe Airport Issues Conference, organized by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE), in Budapest October 24-26.  60+ representatives of airlines, airports, and aviation/airport-related companies from the United States and ...
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Strong U.S. Company Interest in BiH at Trade Winds 2017 in Bucharest

Edhem Brankovic, Commercial Specialist, represented Embassy Sarajevo at Trade Winds 2017 in Bucharest, October 18-20.  Trade Winds is the largest annual USG-led trade mission, organized by U.S. Department of Commerce, connecting 100+ U.S. companies and organizations to business and government leaders in some of the world’s most promising markets.  Embassy Sarajevo partnered the BiH Foreign ...
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Regional AmChams Visit BiH

Ambassador Cormack and DCM Horowitz enjoyed a discussion with AmChams Albania, BiH, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro about how they work to improve the business environment, represent their members, and give back to the communities in their home countries.  Regional AmChams are visiting Sarajevo and Mostar this week for their annual group consultation and strategy ...
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U.S. Business Promotion and Networking Forum, Banja Luka

Ambassador Cormack opened the “U.S. Business Promotion and Networking Forum,” organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the U.S. Embassy, in Banja Luka on September 22.  Approximately 200 guests and media attended the opening ceremony to hear remarks from the Ambassador and Banja Luka Mayor Igor Radojic.   The Forum also ...
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Ambassador Cormack met with a group of mayors

U.S. Ambassador to BiH Maureen Cormack met with a group of mayors for lunch on the margins of the “U.S. Business Promotion and Networking Forum” in Banja Luka on Friday, September 22.  The lunch was an opportunity to discuss how the mayors have improved the business climates in their municipalities, focusing on the best methods to drive economic growth and ways the U.S. Embassy ...
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Ambassador Cormack Met with 20 Participants from Coca Cola Summership Program

Today, Ambassador Cormack met with 20 participants in Coca-Cola’s “Coke Summership” program, which draws together students from universities in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Mostar, Banja Luka, Turkey, and Ireland.  After congratulating the interns on being selected to such a highly competitive program, the Ambassador discussed her own career path and experience as the U.S. Ambassador to BiH. ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Visits Tuzla

Deputy Chief of Mission Paul Horowitz and Economic Chief John Ashworth visited Tuzla July 27 to 28. While in Tuzla, they toured the Tuzla Thermal Power Plant General Manager Izet Džananović and Elektroprivreda BiH General Manager Bajazit Jašarević (both pictured with DCM Horowitz). While in Tuzla, they also had meetings with the Tuzla Chief Prosecutor ...
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Ambassador Cormack Opens Motorola Systems Presentation in Sarajevo

The Ambassador said at the event on May 4, “The Embassy is proud to support Motorola, a company known for supplying high-quality communications systems and devices to customers around the world.  As the U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, I welcome opportunities like this conference to support U.S. businesses and to strengthen the economic relationship ...
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Banja Luka Branch Office Showcases American Brews

On May 27, the Embassy’s Banja Luka Branch Office showcased American specialty brews at the Krafting Beer Festival organized by Banja Luka home brewers.  They served 300 bottles of nine specialty American labels, none of which are available in Bosnia and Herzegovina—Sierra Nevada , Anderson Valley Brewing, Founders Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing Company, Flying Dog ...
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DCM Visits Immortelle Producer Arome Mostar

On March 23, Deputy Chief of Mission Paul Horowitz visited Arome Mostar, a medicinal and aromatic plant producer and USAID BiH grantee.  Arome, founded in 2009, grows lavender, rosemary, and immortelle on over 40 hectares of land.  The company also processes immortelle-based essential oils for sale to the cosmetics industry.  
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Commercial Law Development Program Arbitration Training in Mostar

On February 17-19, the Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) held a three-day International Commercial Arbitration Moot Training and Competition (Vis Moot) at the University of Mostar. The Vis Moot is an educational tool for arbitrators, judges, lawyers, professors, and law students, to foster the study and practice of international commercial and arbitration ...
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Wine Lovers Sample California and Washington Wines at Vinosaur Wine Festival in Banja Luka

The U.S. Embassy staff presented samples of U.S. wines at the Vinosaur Wine Festival at Hotel Bosna in Banja Luka October 20 and 21.  The event featured California and Washington wines including Chateau St. Michelle, Columbia Crest, Robert Mondavi, Gnarly Head, Cupcake, Woodbridge, and Naked Grape.  For many festival-goers it was their first time tasting ...
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Ambassador Cormack Shares Career Advice with Coca-Cola Summer Interns

Ambassador Cormack invited Coca-Cola’s summer interns to the Embassy for a lively discussion and Q&A about everything from work and life in BiH, to her personal experiences as a public affairs diplomat stationed in different countries all around the world.  Ambassador Cormack shared insights from her career and encouraged students to be themselves, work hard, ...
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CareFusion Commercial Promotion Event at U.S. Embassy Sarajevo

The Embassy hosted U.S. medical technology company CareFusion for an educational seminar and demonstration of its mechanical respirators for adult Intensive Care Unit patients.  Approximately 50 doctors, health administrators, and other healthcare professionals attended the event.  Ambassador Cormack welcomed participants, stating, “It is a pleasure to host so many healthcare experts from around the country ...
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Banja Luka Branch Officer Director Remarks at Microsoft Innovation Center Opening

Banja Luka Branch Office Director Ed Gallagher gave remarks at the opening in Banja Luka of BiH’s first Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC).  The Center will provide training to young people with the ultimate goals of helping them to found companies in the IT sector, raising their level of competitiveness, and creating jobs.  The Center is ...
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Ambassador Cormack Visit to Coca-Cola Bottling Plant

Ambassador Cormack visited the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company bottling plant in Hadžići for a tour and overview of Coca-Cola’s operations in BiH.  The Ambassador said, “Coca-Cola represents one of the finest examples of foreign direct investment in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the post-war period.” The U.S. Embassy is committed to promoting American commercial investment and ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Paul Horowitz Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce General Assembly and Elections

The DCM gave opening remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce’s (AmCham) General Assembly during which the AmCham elected a new Board of Governors.  The DCM congratulated AmCham’s board for their work and commitment for the past two years, and stated, “I strongly believe the work of the AmCham’s staff and board has made this ...
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Energy Automation Systems, Inc. Commercial Promotion Event at Embassy Sarajevo

Tennessee-based company Energy Automation Systems, Inc. (EASI) held an event at the Embassy to promote their work on energy conservation systems and technology with state companies, government representatives, and a range of private businesses in BiH.  The Ambassador noted that EASI’s equipment can “strengthen economic and commercial ties between the United States and BiH.”  The ...
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Oracle Presentation: Modern Solutions for Public Safety, Justice, and Defense

On March 7, the U.S. Embassy hosted a “Modern Solutions for Public Safety, Justice, and Defense” seminar with U.S. company Oracle where top executives from Oracle discussed their extensive range of innovative products and services. In her opening remarks, Ambassador Cormack said, “The Embassy is proud to support companies like Oracle, which consistently deliver high-quality ...
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Cisco Commercial Promotion Event at Embassy Sarajevo

American software company Cisco Systems, Inc. held a promotional workshop event at the Embassy for over 50 participants, who learned about Cisco’s cyber security innovations for the government and private sector.  Ambassador Cormack said, “The Embassy is proud to support U.S. companies like Cisco, which deliver high-quality information-technology products to BiH businesses and government ministries.”  ...
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Embassy Promotes U.S. Wines at Sarajevo Wine Weekend

The Embassy sponsored a booth at the Sarajevo Wine Weekend at the Hotel Europe to showcase U.S. wines from California and Washington.  Local distributors and restaurants had an opportunity to learn about and taste numerous U.S. wines.  Attendees also engaged with Embassy staff to learn about education opportunities in the U.S., visa information, and to ...
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