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EMBASSY/CONSULATE ADDRESSES

Chancery:
EMBASSY OF THE FR OF YUGOSLAVIA
3134 Kalorama Road, NW
WASHINGTON.D.C.20008 USA
Phone +202 / 332-0333
Fax: +202 / 332 - 3933

PERMANENT MISSION OF THE FR OF YUGOSLAVIA
TO THE UNITED NATIONS

854, Fifth Avenue
NEW YORK, N.Y.10021
Phone +1212 / 879-8700
Fax: 1212 /879-8705
E-mail: [email protected]

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Kneza Milosa 50
11000 Belgrad
Phone: 645-655; 645-465; 645-999; 645-383
Telefax: 645-221

Serbia and Montenegro Embassies and Consulates Web Sites
Embassy of Serbia and in Washington, DC

U.S Embassy Web Site in Serbia.


FOREIGN RELATIONS

U.S.-SERBIA RELATIONS

Serbia occupies a key strategic juncture in the Balkans at the social, political, and geographic crossroads between Eastern and Western Europe. The United States seeks to strengthen its relationship with Serbia through deepening cooperation based on mutual interest and respect.

In 1999, the United States broke off relations with the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), a predecessor state that included Serbia, when it launched an ethnic cleansing and deportation campaign against noncombatant citizens. This was followed by a bombing campaign of the FRY by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that lasted nearly 78 days until the FRY Government agreed to allow the establishment of a United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR), which allowed displaced persons and refugees to return to their homes. The United States formally reopened its embassy to FRY in 2001. In 2003, the state union of Serbia and Montenegro succeeded the FRY, which in turn dissolved in 2006 when following a referendum Montenegro became independent. Following a UN-backed process to determine the province’s future status, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008, which the U.S. recognized, but Serbia rejected. Consequently, Serbia withdrew its ambassador to the U.S. from February to October 2008. Pursuant to its constitution, the Government of Serbia still considers Kosovo to be part of its territory and has not recognized Kosovo’s independence, although more than 85 countries have done so.

In 2011, a European Union (EU)-facilitated dialogue on practical issues, such as the mutual acceptance of university diplomats, began between Serbia and Kosovo, a process that the U.S. supports. Greater European integration is beneficial for Serbia, Kosovo, and the entire region.

U.S. Assistance to Serbia

The U.S. Government's assistance goals in Serbia are to strengthen institutional capacity of key government bodies, promote transparency through the improvement of adherence to the rule of law, support civil society development, and create opportunities for economic growth. A fact sheet on U.S. assistance to Serbia can be found here.

Bilateral Economic Relations

In March 2012, Serbia was granted European Union candidate country status. Its designation as an EU candidate could help spur renewed interest in the country both in terms of investment potential and as an export market for U.S. goods and services. Serbia also seeks to join the World Trade Organization. The country's accomplishments in modernizing legislation to conform to EU and international standards in nearly all areas affecting the economy, from intellectual property rights to foreign trade, have been impressive.

Among the leading U.S. investors in Serbia are Philip Morris, Ball Packaging, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Van Drunen Farms. Ohio’s Cooper Tire has signed an agreement to invest in Serbian tire manufacturer Trayal. Ball Packaging has increased investment in its aluminum can factory in Zemun, effectively doubling its production capacity and adding new jobs to the local economy. Many other leading U.S. firms, from a broad variety of industrial and service sectors, have a significant presence in Serbia.

Serbia's Membership in International Organizations

Serbia and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank. Serbia is a member of the Council of Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) Partnership for Peace.

Bilateral Representation

The U.S. Ambassador to Serbia is Mary Burce Warlick; other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department's Key Officers List.

Serbia maintains an embassy in the United States at 2134 Kalorama Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20008 (tel. 202-332-0333).

More information about Serbia is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:

Department of State Serbia Country Page
Department of State Key Officers List
CIA World Factbook Serbia Page
U.S. Embassy: Serbia
USAID Serbia Mission Page
History of U.S. Relations With Serbia
Human Rights Reports
International Religious Freedom Reports
Trafficking in Persons Reports
Narcotics Control Reports
Investment Climate Statements
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics
Export.gov International Offices Page
Library of Congress Country Studies (see Yugoslavia (Former))
Travel and Business Information




TRAVEL ADVISORIES

To obtain the latest Travel Advisory Information for Yugoslavia check the U.S. State Department Consular Information Sheet.


TRAVEL TIPS

Driving U.S Driving Permit accepted
Currency (YUM) Yugoslav Dinar
Electrical 220 Volts
Telephones Country Code 381, City Code, Pirot 10 +7D, Beograd 11+7D, Pancevo 13+7D



Time: GMT + 1

Currency: Dinar (YUD) – 1 = 100 paras

Coins: 5, 10, 20, 50 paras, 1, 2 and 5 dinars

Banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 1000 dinar notes

Banks & post offices:
Office hours, on workdays: 08.00 – 19.00; on Saturdays: 08.00 – 15.00. In Belgrade and other larger cities in Serbia, some banks and post offices are open even on Sundays.

Stores:
Supermarkets and other food selling stores are open from 06.00 to 20.00. Other stores are open from 08.00 to 20.00. On Sundays, they are closed. Everywhere, there are stores open 24 hours.

Power supply voltage: 220 V

Area codes:
For Yugoslavia 00381, for Belgrade (0)11, for Novi Sad (0)21, for Pristina (0)38.

To call from Yugoslavia: dial 99 + the code of the desired country + the code for the city.

Important phone numbers:
Police 92
Fire service 93
Medical emergency 94

Fuel:
The following types of fuel are available at gas stations in Serbia: premium (95 octane), normal (86 octane), unleaded (95 octane) and diesel fuel.

Road help and information:
AMSS (Automobile and Motorists Association of Serbia) has workshops and tow-away services along all main roads. AMSS information centers are in:

Belgrade +381 (0)11 / 34 41 515
Nis +381 (0)18 / 701 698
Novi Sad +381 (0)21 / 611 666
Pristina +381 (0)38 / 43 554
For help on the road, dial 987.
The phone number of the Information center of AMSJ (Automobile and Motorists Association of Yugoslavia) is +381 (0)11 / 419 555, 9800 (non-stop, 00-24h), e-mail: [email protected], www.AMSJ.co.yu.

Air transport

JAT (Yugoslav Airlines) carries out regular and charter flights for passengers, cargo and mail, on domestic and international lines.

JAT, Belgrade, tel. +381 11 / 311 2123, 311 2114

The following airports are open to international traffic:

Belgrade airport, tel. +381 11 / 605 555, 603 262

Nis airport, tel. +381 18 / 48 887, 40 766, 48 186

Pristina airport, tel. +381 38 / 28 442

Railway transport

Numerous international railway lines link Yugoslavia with all parts of Europe.

Belgrade railway station, tel. +381 11 / 636 493, 645 822

Bus transport


Regular and seasonal international bus lines link Yugoslavia to neighbouring countries.

Belgrade bus station, tel. +381 11 636 299

Rent-a- car (in Belgrade):

PUTNIK, +381 (0)11 / 641 543, Belgrade airport 011 / 600 634
AVIS, +381 (0)11 / 431 687, Belgrade airport 011 / 605 590
INEX, +381 (0)11 / 620 980, Belgrade airport 011/605-555/2732
UNIS, +381 (0)11 / 634 766, Belgrade airport 011/605-555/2754
PANALEX, +381 (0)11 / 137 703
YU TIM, +381 (0)11 / 692 339
VIP RENT-A-CAR, +381 (0)11 / 369 08 90
PROGRES, +381 (0)11 / 628 027


Accommodation facilities:
262 hotels, 32 boarding houses, 92 motels, 22 camping grounds, 262 rest-areas, mountain lodges and other places to spend the night. The total number of beds in all the accommodation facilities amounts to 105,000 beds.


CUSTOMS/DUTIES

CURRENCY...........Import/Export up to 1000 Dinars

TOBACCO............200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

LIQUOR...............1 litre

PERFUME............250ml eau de toilette

CAMERAS...........1 still / 1 movie camera

FILM...................Reasonable for personal use

GIFTS.................Reasonable amount



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