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Business sector in Albania against the tax amnesty

By   /  23/02/2017  /  AL Business, Albania, Business  /  No Comments

The Albanian government has approved a financial package that grants amnesty for a number of taxes and other obligations that businesses owe to the state. This incentive was announced today by the minister of Finance, Arben Ahmetaj. He said that “the government has decided to grant an amnesty for a part of unpaid tax and […]

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A regional laboratory for farming products in the Balkan

By   /  25/01/2017  /  AL Business, Albania, Business  /  Comments Off on A regional laboratory for farming products in the Balkan

Germany will support the creation of a regional laboratory for analyses of agricultural and farming products, which will cover all the Western Balkan countries. This laboratory will be assisted by a German reference lab, with the aim of avoiding delays and disputes on the hygiene of agricultural products in the customs points of the countries […]

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Kosovo is given the green light to clear customs goods in Albania

By   /  19/01/2017  /  AL Business, Albania, Business, Kosovo, XK Business  /  Comments Off on Kosovo is given the green light to clear customs goods in Albania

Kosovo businesses will be able to clear goods imported through Albania in Durres. Ministries of Finance of both countries agreed in Tirana to open a new joint customs point. “We have decided to open a new joint customs point in Durres for goods that are destined to Kosovo”, said the minister of Finance of Kosovo, […]

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Albania licences its first 70 guides 

By   /  13/01/2017  /  AL Business, Albania, Business  /  Comments Off on Albania licences its first 70 guides 

  The classification of accommodating structures starts as well In Albania, the sector of tourism remains in its first stages for many services that are offered, but the government is trying to improve standards in several domains. For this, the ministry of Economy and Tourism has given the green light for the certification of the first […]

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Program of economic reforms 2017-2019 discussed with donors

By   /  11/01/2017  /  AL Business, Albania, Business  /  Comments Off on Program of economic reforms 2017-2019 discussed with donors

The Albanian Ministry of Economy has drafted the “Program of Economic Reforms 2017-2019” of Albania, a document which once it is approved by the government, it will be handed to the European Commission. This ministry held meetings today with donors and representatives of the main international institutions that Albania collaborates with. Deputy Minister of Economy, […]

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Albania may be affected by bird flu

By   /  09/01/2017  /  AL Business, Albania, Business  /  Comments Off on Albania may be affected by bird flu

Albanian authorities say that they are on high alert, as bird flu is approaching. At the moment, this flu is present in Greece, in Croatia, in other Balkan countries and also in the EU countries. Minister of Agriculture and Food, Edmond Panariti, said today (photo) that “we are doing everything we can to prevent it”, […]

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The new tax changes that enter in force in Albania

By   /  03/01/2017  /  AL Business, AL Finance, Albania, Business, Finance  /  Comments Off on The new tax changes that enter in force in Albania

The new Tax Package has entered in force in January 2017 and this package includes several changes in taxes. In contrast to other years, the 2017 changes are almost insignificant. The government has taken care in order not to increase the tax burden for businesses. New facilitating measures have also been taken for domestic production […]

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Albanian exports increase by 17.4% compared to a year ago

By   /  29/12/2016  /  AL Business, Albania, Business  /  Comments Off on Albanian exports increase by 17.4% compared to a year ago

Exports in the month of November grow by 17.4% compared to the same period last year and around 5.4% compared to the month of October. This indicator has been published by INSTAT’s last report on the performance of Foreign Trade for the year up to November 2016. Exports of goods amounted to 23 billion ALL […]

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Business in Albania is against the growth of minimum wage

By   /  29/12/2016  /  AL Business, Albania, Business  /  Comments Off on Business in Albania is against the growth of minimum wage

A debate has started in Albania on the growth of mandatory minimum wage, based on which the contributions of employees can be paid. The government’s incentive to increase minimum wage by 1000 up to 2000 ALL doesn’t have the agreement of the business sector. Gjergji Gjika, head of the Albanian Chamber of the Textile Industry, […]

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Albanian government postpones the application of the law on gambling games for another two years

By   /  20/12/2016  /  AL Business, Albania, Business  /  Comments Off on Albanian government postpones the application of the law on gambling games for another two years

Owners of gambling activities in Albania have no reason to worry until 1 January 2019, because nobody will displace their activities. The government’s draft went to Parliament and the Parliamentary Economy Committee approved the postponement of the enactment of the law on gambling activities for another two years. Thus, all businesses that operate in the […]

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