A foreign entity can establish a Representative Office in B&H for performing market research, informative and promotional activities, and for its own representation. The Representative Office does not have the status of a legal entity, i.e. the Representative Office can not conclude agreements for its founder except representative offices of foreign air transportation companies which can sell transportation documents in accordance with bilateral agreements and international conventions signed by Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Representative Office becomes operational after entering into the Register of Foreign Representative Offices kept by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relation of B&H.
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relation of B&H must adjudicate on the application for entry into the Registry within 10 days from the day of its filing.