Starting from May 1st, Albania and Kosovo will have the first joint Custom point, announced the General Director of Albanian Customs Irena Beqiraj in a joint conference with her Kosovar counterpart Lulzim Rafuna.
“We hope that starting from May 1st we will have the opportunity to offer for the first time a joint Custom point. We will soon create a team work for the elimination of economic tariffs which are hampering the Albanian and Kosovar businesses to increase trade exchanges,” declared Irena Beqiraj.
The General Director of Kosovo’s Customs Lulzim Rafuna declared that the joint transit is merging the virtual boundaries that exist between Albania and Kosovo. “The joint transit between the two countries has been established since one month and we are evaluating the best ways for the simplification of the procedures,” declared Rafuna.
Official sources say that Customs terminals will be eliminated within April while the acceleration of procedures for vegetables will be established in a few days. This is an important measure for trading food and agricultural products since the reduction of time while crossing the Custom points gives traders the opportunity to sell these products while being fresh.
Regarding the easing measures in doing business, Albania and Kosovo have already signed the double taxation agreement, which has been approved by the Albanian parliament and will soon be approved by Kosovo’s parliament.
News source: Top Channel
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