Albania, Kosovo to launch customs union in May

By bne IntelliNews April 3, 2015

Albania and Kosovo plan to launch a common customs regime in May to promote trade between the two countries.

The new regime will cut the time to import and export goods between Albania and Kosovo, which is expected to benefit food traders in particular.

Some economic tariffs will also be removed within the next six months, Albanian news site Albeu reported on April 2, following a meeting between the heads of the Albanian and Kosovan customs services.

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama outlined plans for a single customs system on March 9, after a meeting with his Kosovan counterpart Isa Mustafa.


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