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2013 Embassy Events

U.S. Government donated over $500 000 in equipment to BiH Indirect Tax Authority and BiH Border Police

November 13, 2013
Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas Mesa delivering  remarks at the Sarajevo International Airport

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas Mesa delivering remarks at the Sarajevo International Airport

EXBS Advisor for Bosnia and Herzegovina Christopher Milam presenting  vehicle keys  to the Indirect Taxation Authority  representative

EXBS Advisor for Bosnia and Herzegovina Christopher Milam presenting vehicle keys to the Indirect Taxation Authority representative

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas Mesa,  on  behalf of the United States Embassy in Sarajevo,   presented a donation from the U.S. Government’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program to the BiH Indirect Tax Authority (ITA) and to the BiH Border Police.  The donation, worth $553,510 includes, among other things, five vehicles to be used by ITA mobile anti-smuggling units and advanced X-ray inspection system to be used at the Sarajevo Airport, vehicle search systems, and other valuable equipment that will help discover, Interdict, and seize WMD and thus enhance border security in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
 
The ceremony was held at the  Sarajevo International Airport on November 8.  Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas Mesa, Director of the BiH Border Police Vinko Dumancic, Director of the BiH Indirect Taxation Authority Miro Dzakula and regional EXBS Advisor for Bosnia and Herzegovina Christopher Milam attended the ceremony.