Bosnia's top court annulled an import tax law on Friday which it said violated a regional free trade treaty and commitments to the EU, while about 1,000 farmers and food producers protested outside the court
building. The law imposed duty on around 1,000 imported products, and was approved by parliament in June despite strong objections from the European Union and neighbouring countries.
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Free trade in the Western Balkans has recently been characterized by dispute, marred by blockades of goods triggered by protectionism, and of course, politics.
Brussels warns that the countries involved should stick to their commitments and overcome “historical ethnic disputes” if they hope to progress along the path toward EU accession.
The Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) was established almost three decades ago in order to facilitate free trade among Southeastern European countries and prepare them
Lifting of meat import restrictions