plan to implement the reform agenda in Washington at a conference to be held Monday and Tuesday at the Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS at Johns Hopkins University.
Mirascic will deliver a presentation on a panel on the topic of diversification of the economy and development of the private sector.
Representatives of 13 countries
"Given the name of the panel, my presentation will be focused on the measures taken to improve the business climate and raise the level of competitiveness of the domestic economy," he told Fena from Washington.
He explained that here it is a priority to think of a draft law on bankruptcy and of course the new law on contributions and amendments to the law on personal income tax.
"The law on contributions has as its aim broadening the tax base, installing fees that are not taxable, but at the same time proportionally reducing the tax rate, maintaining an aggregate fiscally neutral character. The intension of this measure is for us to reduce the cumulative tax rate, which is in FBiH currently 41.5 percent, to 33 percent. That will represent one of the lowest tax rate in the region," said Mirascic.
He stressed that unfortunately due to unavoidable obligations, FBiH PM Novalic could not participate in the conference.
"But he is glad at the fact that representatives of many sectors from BiH will have the chance to say something. Of special importance is the participation of the Republika Srpska prime minister (Zeljka Cvijanovic) who I am confident will present the reform processes in BiH in the best possible light. I'd like to once again take the opportunity to thank SAIS for support of the reform processes in BiH," concluded Mirascic in a statement to Fena.
Sasha Toperich, director at the Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS in Washington, will chair the Transatlantic Economic Forum that will be held on Monday and Tuesday in Washington. The Forum will bring together representatives of business and political life from 13 countries around the Mediterranean, including BiH, and is co-organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
This will be the first major international multilateral event in Washington after the U.S. elections.
Among the conference participants should be Mirko Sarovic, minister of foreign trade and economic relations of BiH, but due to urgent commitments he had to cancel his arrival in Washington.
Minister Sarovic otherwise is a recipient of a SAIS award for "true contributions to BiH's progress," which was presented to him in a ceremony in Sarajevo in May by Daniel Hamilton, executive director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations.