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A Multilateral Agreement was signed in Luxembourg between Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, European Union, Republic of Island, Macedonia, Kingdom of Norway, Serbia and Montenegro, Romania and UNMIK/Kosovo on establishment of European Common Aviation Area (ECAA Agreement). On behalf of Bosnia and Herzegovina the Agreement was signed by Dr. Branko Dokić, Minister of Communication and Transport.

The objective of the Agreement is creation of the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) and at the same time it provides for implementation of the Horizontal Agreement on Certain Aspects of Air Services, previously signed in Salzburg, R. Austria.

ECAA Agreement for contracting parties (members of European Community and other states signatories) entails free access to the air transport market, free establishment of companies in the area of provision of air navigation services, equal competition terms based on common rules - including those in the area of safety and security and management of air transport and environmental issues. 

Different contracting parties shall share the same market rules, not only from the economic point of view but also in the area of air transport regulative. By signing this Agreement Bosnia and Herzegovina undertakes the obligation to align its national legislation with the European regulations and to implement all aviation regulations of the European Community.

Two transitional periods, not defined in the sense of length of time, are envisaged for Bosnia and Herzegovina. By the end of the first transitional period Bosnia and Herzegovina should become a full JAA (Joint Aviation Authorities) member and implement all aviation regulations of the European Community. By the end of the second transitional period Bosnia and Herzegovina shall: separate its air navigation service provider from the national regulatory authority, establish national air transport supervisory authority, start reorganization of its airspace into functional blocks and implement flexible use of airspace.