D&B Report Guide - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Facts and figures:

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
International Dialling Code: 387
Legal Currencies: Bosnian Mark
Population: 3,950,000 (est. 2001)
Capital: Sarajevo
Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Time: GMT +1

D&B Business Information Report content:

D&B Rating Yes Credit Appraisal Yes
Public Data Yes Financial Ratios Yes
D&B Payment Score Yes    

Legal forms in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Legal Form Legal Form (local)
Proprietorship Samostalni poduzetnik
Private Limited Co Drustvo s ogranicenom odgovornoscu (DOO)
Public Limited Co Dionicko drustvo (DD)
Unlimited Liability Co Drustvo neogranicene solidarne odgovornosti (DNO)


Reg Date
Start Date
(minimum number)
Proprietorship Yes - None 1
Private Ltd Co Yes - 2,000 1
Public Ltd Co Yes - 50,000 1
Unlimited Liability Co Yes - None 2

'None'  means that there is no minimum capital requirement for these types of companies.

Legal filing requirements:

It is not compulsory for companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina to publish financial statements, however, these companies are all obliged to prepare financial statements and file them with the State (Tax authorities) by 28 February each year. Financial statements cannot be obtained from state against payment.

D&B Business Information Report - data sources and data elements:

Here is a breakdown of information available in Bosnia and Herzegovina and where this information is obtained from.

Local Telephone Directory:

  • name
  • telephone number
  • address

Direct telephone interview:

  • activity/market territory
  • client type & number
  • premises/branches/divisions/employees
  • ownership structure and percentage of shares held
  • affiliations
  • principals and antecedents
  • expansion plans
  • balance sheets/profit & loss/projected sales

Commercial Sources:

  • name, address, telephone
  • bank account number
  • activity/market territory

All publicly available data is collected and verified from each of the above data sources by our locally positioned D&B Correspondent for each Business Information Report request received.

Speed of service: 4 working days

Should you require any further information or have any questions, please contact your local Customer Service Centre.

Business Information Report enquiries which are placed with D&B's Emerging Markets Centre should always contain the below details. Unfortunately, enquiries without the below information have a much higher chance of being returned as an Unable To Locate Report. This is simply due to the fact that data sources in the Emerging Markets are not as sophisticated as those in Western Europe.

  • Full Company Name
  • Full Head Quarters Address (street, town, country)
  • Telephone Number
  • Fax Number

Any additional information such as a contact name or line of business would also help to locate the subject of your enquiry.


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