Foreign donations and humanitarian assistance are received in accordance with the Law on Donations and Humanitarian Aid adopted in September 2001 (“FRY Official Gazette“, No 53/2001). According to this law, donations may be given to government bodies, local government units, public enterprises, public institutions, other organizations and non-profit communities, as well as domestic and foreign humanitarian organizations.
Pursuant to the Law, donations and humanitarian assistance may be provided in kind, in services, money, securities, ownership and other rights.
All activities pertaining to the planning, provision and use of foreign donations and humanitarian assistance are coordinated by the Republic of Serbia’s Ministry of Finance.
FX donations to government bodies and organisations are paid in through the National Bank of Serbia’s accounts abroad.
In the 2000 – December 2021 period, foreign exchange in the equivalent value of USD 1,941,624,825.80 was paid to the credit of the above accounts.
Donations in kind to government bodies and organisations under intergovernmental agreements are recorded on the off-balance accounts with the National Bank of Serbia. Intergovernmental agreements on donations in kind have been signed with the governments of the People’s Republic of China and Japan.