The development of the agriculture as a priority sector of the country’s economy has gained the attention of the government, which has prepared a package of 26 easing measures for farmers who cultivate agricultural products. There are also several funds and public investments predicted in the new fiscal package that will start implementing starting from January 1st.
The Ministry of Agriculture has started the execution of these facilities in the agriculture, agro industry and fishing sectors. All these attempts aim to boost agricultural production, domestic bio products and their exportation.
Agriculture experts say that the fiscal package for the agriculture sector aims not only the improvement of the economy of farmers but even the enhance of competitiveness and agricultural products exports. One of the measures that will be taken is the subvention of VTA for agricultural products, the cut of customs tariff for the import of products that serve as raw materials in industry and livestock, the cut of tax for the import of biological materials, the exclude from VAT of all agro food equipments and machineries, the review of the Penal Code for the conquerors of the agricultural lands and many other measures.
Edmond Panariti, the Minister of Agriculture declared about this package of measures that they have been compiled based on successful experiences of other states and aims to bring at a new development stage the Albanian agriculture as well as the rural economy.
Apart from these measures, agriculture experts have announced several changes in the controls of these products for their quality and security. The review of wine excise law is another promised measure by the Ministry of Agriculture.
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