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Don’t Miss the Market of Albanian Artisans
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Don’t Miss the Market of Albanian Artisans

TIRANA, July 19 Wednesday, July 21st don’t miss the first ‘Handmade in Albania’ crafts market organized by Albartizan in Tirana. Wonderful crafts, food, fashion, and more craftsmanship will be showcased by artisans from Albania and Kosovo at Tek Bunkeri on Wednesday from 10:00 to 20;00 hours. This is going to be the first market organized...

Albania’s BPO Industry Has Potential to Enter UK Market
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Albania’s BPO Industry Has Potential to Enter UK Market

TIRANA, February 18 ‘Albania has great potential to be a successful outsourcing case in the UK market, especially in e-commerce, data entry, and ITO.’ This is one of the key findings of a market research report on the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry conducted by the Fiber group with the support of Risi Albania. Fiber...

Albania to Increase the Postal Parcel Duty Threshold
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Albania to Increase the Postal Parcel Duty Threshold

TIRANA, February 1 Albanian authorities plan to raise the value of a shipment of merchandise that can be imported free of duties and taxes from Euro 22 to a higher amount. The raising of the de Minimis exemption follows a report by the World Bank (WB) on the e-commerce market in Albania. The publication put...

Bids Invited on System for Farming Fuel Subsidy
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Bids Invited on System for Farming Fuel Subsidy

Tirana, January 25 The Albanian National Agency for Information Society invited bids on a system for the distribution and monitoring of fuel for farmers. Starting January 15th, all the registered farmers can apply to be part of the fuel subsidy scheme. Farmers will apply based on self-declaration about the land area that they have or...

Albania Needs Reforms to Tap in Ecommerce Potential, WB Says
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Albania Needs Reforms to Tap in Ecommerce Potential, WB Says

TIRANA, January 22 Albania cannot afford to miss the e-commerce opportunity, the World Bank said in a publication issued on Thursday. The stance follows the e-commerce diagnostic report released recently by the WB. According to the Bank, Albania needs serious reforms and efforts to leverage the Ecommerce sector and to maintain the momentum in a...

Agribusiness Scents Potential in Medicinal Plants, Chestnuts, etc
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Agribusiness Scents Potential in Medicinal Plants, Chestnuts, etc

TIRANA, January 21 In 2019, over Lek35,300 million worth of Albanian agricultural products were exported around the world. Data from the Institute of Statistics show that during the same year, the agriculture sector contributed to 18.9 percent of Albania’s GDP. At the same time, agriculture provided 36.4 percent of overall employment. Even though farming structures...

Over 1,100 Made in Albania Brands Registered in 2020
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Over 1,100 Made in Albania Brands Registered in 2020

TIRANA, January 13 A total of 1,115 Made in Albania brands were registered during 2020. Official data from the General Directorate of Industrial Property confirm that 1,164 applications were submitted over the previous year or 13.7 percent more compared to 2019. Albanian companies and businesses are becoming more aware of the importance of brands when...

Albania E-commerce Witnessed 20% Growth During COVID-19
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Albania E-commerce Witnessed 20% Growth During COVID-19

TIRANA, January 11 The COVID-19 crisis accelerated the growth of e-commerce among businesses and customers by 20 percent in Albania, a World Bank (WB) survey confirms. While e-commerce dates back to about 40 years in its earliest form, the industry is still in its infancy stage in Albania. Different models of e-commerce were fast to...

Real Property Revaluation Deadline Extended to 2021
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Real Property Revaluation Deadline Extended to 2021

TIRANA, December 14 Albanian authorities extended again the deadline for the revaluation of properties for taxation purposes. The new deadline has been postponed to September 2021. Given the COVID-19 situation, the number of applications for revaluation was trivial. Meanwhile, the recent decision will make it possible for more property owners to make a fair assessment...