In a press declaration, the Chamber of Clothing and Footwear Producers of Albania have praised the decision of the government to revise the scanning process of companies that exercise activity in garment industry in Albania. Rapiscan concessionary company, which is the company in charge for the scanning process of companies and products in Customs throughout the country, decided that companies which work in the garment industry to pay the scanning tariff for all Customs declarations in case of export, import and transit.
Such development was not welcomed by businesses and chambers of commerce, which also complained about high tariffs. In this regard, the Chamber of Clothing and Footwear Producers of Albania sent a request to the Prime Minister Edi Rama and Ministers of Economy and Finances to reduce the scanning procedures, by claiming that costs of this process were too high for companies operating in the garment industry. Later, the government reacted to this request by approving changes in the law no. 74/2015 according to which the government has prepared a draft project for the non appliance of the scanning process twice for the same products.
The President of the Chamber, Arben Preci declared that the institution he heads has been following closely the developments in this regard and the engagement of the government in creating a favorable business climate for companies that operate in this industry.