The member businesses of the American Chamber of Commerce in Albania praised that the business climate in the country improved compared to the previous years. Although about 45 percent of the AmCham members consider business climate unfavorable, the American Ambassador to Tirana, Donald Lu says that doing business in Albania has improved compared to the two last years.
American Ambassador Lu made this statement during the AmCham’s General Assembly that was held on Monday afternoon.
He highlighted that the answer for anyone that asks if doing business in Albania has improved is ‘yes’. The ambassador added that business index in 2014 increased 2.5 points.
On his part, Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship Arben Ahmetaj pointed out that the new reform of the system of justice, which will be launched soon, includes concrete measures against informality in the business sector.
It is not fair that a specific business doesn’t pay taxes while the others pay. The system must be fair and this is our nest challenge,” Minister Ahmetaj said.
The main concerns of foreign investors in Albania are mostly related to safety and public order while the recent reforms implemented by the government have been considered positive.
News/Photo Source: Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship