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GENERAL DATA
Type of Agreement
Bilateral
Official Title
Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part
Place of Signature
Luxembourg
Date of Signature
16/06/2008
Date of Entry Into Force
Pending
Duration
Indefinite
Objective of Agreement
- Supporting efforts to strengthen democracy and the rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Contributing to political, economic and institutional stability in BiH and the wider region
- Providing a framework for political dialogue, allowing for the development of close political relations between the EU and BiH
- Supporting the development of economic cooperation and international cooperation in BiH, including through the approximation of its legislation to that of the Community
- Supporting efforts to complete the transition to a market economy
- Promoting harmonious economic relations and developing gradually a free trade area between BiH and the Community
- Fostering regional cooperation in all fields covered by the agreement
Remarks
- The agreement expressly refers to the possibility of BiH to become a candidate country for membership of the EU.
- The agreement is to open political dialogue with BiH and for enhanced regional cooperation, including provisions on free trade areas between the countries of the region, the free trade area for within 5 years of entry into force of the agreement.
- BiH is committed to approximate its legislation to that of the EC, notably in the key areas of the internal market
- The agreement is an important step in the establishment of a stable order based on cooperation within the framework of the EU’s stabilization and association process with the countries of south-eastern Europe, as well as within that of the stability pact for south-eastern Europe.
- An interim agreement is in place for implementing as quickly as possible the SAA.
- The full association shall be progressively realised. No later than the third year after the entry into force of this Agreement, the Stabilisation and Association Council shall make a thorough review of the application of this Agreement. On the basis of this review the Stabilisation and Association Council shall evaluate progress made by Bosnia and Herzegovina and may take decisions governing the following stages of association.

OJ Number
-
OJ Date
01/01/2100
OJ Page
-
Parties to the Agreement
European Community
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Finland
Cyprus
Austria
France
Latvia
Hungary
Germany
Malta
Poland
Ireland
Slovenia
Netherlands
Italy
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Denmark
Portugal
Belgium
Estonia
Greece
Bulgaria
Lithuania
Romania
Sweden
Spain
Luxembourg
Authentic Texts
Finnish
English
Portuguese
Romanian
Bosnian
Lithuanian
Slovakian
Dutch
Hungarian
Danish
Czech
French
Maltese
Serbian
Estonian
Greek
Croatian
Polish
Bulgarian
German
Latvian
Spanish
Italian
Swedish
Slovenian
Subject Matters
7206.914-Eastern Europe
752-Enlargement
Clause(s)
Management
Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee (Art. 121)
Stabilisation and Association Committee (Art. 118)
Stabilisation and Association Council (Art. 115)
Specific Links
http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/potential-candidate-countries/bosnia_and_herzegovina/eu_bosnia_and_herzegovina_relations_en.htm
General Links
http://europa.eu.int/
Relation and Association with Other Agreements
7061-Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part