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February 24, 2015

EBRD Transition Report 2014 launch in Sarajevo
New report underlines importance of innovation to re-energise economies in transition

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is launching its Transition Report 2014 in Sarajevo, the capital city of in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday 25 February.

February 13, 2014 February 18, 2014 February 20, 2014

IOM study “Labour Mobility as a Factor of Development in SEE”

The FIC and other business association  active in BiH meeting

Promotion of the EBRD Transition Report 2014

Members Corner

FIC presents the new member

Coca-Cola HBC B-H Ltd Sarajevo
Coca-Cola HBC B-H Ltd Sarajevo is one of the largest companies in the industry of alcohol-free beverages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is a franchised bottler of the Coca-Cola Company products. It produces and distributes a unique portfolio of quality brands and serves a population of almost four million bringing passion to marketplace implementation and demonstrating leadership in the area of corporate social responsibility.

Coca-Cola HBC B-H LtdSarajevo is a member of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Group, the second largest bottler of the Coca-Cola Company products in the world and the largest in Europe. The operations of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Group span 28 countries serving more than 581 million people. The group's holding company, Coca-Cola HBC AG, is headquartered in Switzerland (Zug).
Coca-Cola HBC B-H B-H Ltd Sarajevo started operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996. The company seat and the bottling plant, built in 2000, are located in Sarajevo. It also has four distribution centers – Mostar, Bihać, Banja Luka and Sarajevo. Company employs 300 people and indirectly supports the jobs of an estimated eight times more people in its value chain.

Product portfolio

Coca-Cola HBC B-H Ltd Sarajevo produces, sells and distributes a wide range of beverages, most of which are trademark products of The Coca-Cola Company.
Its sales portfolio consists of:

  • leading brands: Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Cappy, Cappy Tempo and Burn
  • local brand Olimpija
  • brands licensed by other companies, such as Nestea and Schweppes.

In order to be a desirable business partner for more than 14,000 shops, catering facilities, supermarkets, discount store chain and other facilities where it sells its products, the company cooperates with its clients and helps them in their business development.


Coca-Cola HBC B-H Ltd Sarajevo continuously expands its product portfolio and takes every measure to ensure that its products are of the highest quality and its consumers in Bosnia and Herzegovina are offered an increasing range of choices. The commitment to this goal is strengthened by international quality standards and The Coca-Cola Company standards. All its products must be in accordance with the legislation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and must fulfil or exceed standards of quality and food product safety as well as European and international standards.
The company conducts its operations in accordance with the recognized management system standards relating to quality (ISO 9001:2008), food product health safety (ISO 22000), environment (ISO 140001:2004) and occupational health and safety (OHSAS 18001).


Coca-Cola HBC B-H Ltd Sarajevo is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to ensure the future of its own operations and to contribute to the well-being of the society as a whole. Given the growing number of sustainability challenges, company focuses on issues that are priorities for our business, which include;protection of water resources, energy and climate protection, packaging waste and recycling management, consumer health, people development, supplier cooperation and community investment.

Community Investment

Aiming at developing long-term partnership and programs that bring true benefit to the community, Coca-Cola HBC B-HLtd Sarajevoworks together with community leaders, government and non-government organisations (NGOs) and each year contributes to the society through community investment projects. The company focuses on three strategic areas:

Some of the most recognizable among numerous partnership projects include: “Clean River Vrbas”, “Giro di Sarajevo”, “Sarajevo Half Marathon”, “Fitness Day” and long-term partnership in mine-clearance projects, education of school children on the dangers of mines and providing aid and relief in case of natural disasters in cooperation with the Red Cross in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Awards and Recognitions

Coca-Cola HBC B-H Ltd Sarajevoendeavours to conduct its business responsibly, producing consistently high-quality beverages, minimising its environmental footprint and bringing benefit to its employees, customers and local communities. The company has received numerous recognitions and awards, which are proof of the quality of its work, commitment and the reputation it enjoys in the community in which operates.
To top all the other awards, in September 2010 Coca-Cola HBC B-H Ltd Sarajevo was awarded the main award of the national corporate social responsibility (CSR) competition DOBRO '10 – The Best Socially Responsible Company in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2010. The Company won this prestigious award competing with 154 socially responsible companies.


FIC presents the new member


Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and companies to look at their full potential.

Microsoft BiH
Microsoft Bosnia and Herzegovina was established in mid-2006. 100% ownership of Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA and is dedicated to the development of BiH IT market.

Primary activities of Microsoft Bosnia and Herzegovina are development of sales network, including marketing, consulting services, organization of professional and technical support.   In cooperation with local partner companies, Microsoft is focusing on enabling the development of comprehensive, reliable and scalable solutions that meet specific business needs of users in Bosnia and Herzegovina.



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Online interactive Business Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The map makes available land related data of interest for businesses and investors through a single online portal.  Different layers of data can be accessed through the portal free of charge, including land data, infrastructure, economic and free-trade zones with appropriate features, population and demographics, business data and many more.

Procedure for issuance of work permits for foreign nationals in the Federation of BIH
The document defines procedures for issuing a work permit for the employment of a foreign national or a person without the citizenship in the Federation of BIH applied by the cantonal employment services, with prior approval of the Federation Employment Bureau. The goal of the Procedure for issuance of work permits for foreign nationals in the Federation of BIH is to achieve uniformity, better effectiveness and timeliness in application of laws and other legislation related to employment of foreign nationals.
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Procedures for Issuing Work Permits to Foreigners (download PDF document)

Online search engine of business registration databases
The online search engines of business registration databases is a comprehensive source of information presenting public data on business entities in the Federation of BIH and Brcko Distrikt BIH.  It provides most complete and current information of business establishments and companies, contributing to a more favourable business environment and improved investment climate in the country.

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