Home
About ECIKS
Projects
News
Investing
Publications
Services
Forum
Archives
Staff
Contact
Links

Terms of use

Shqip
English


Pages optimized
for the resolution:
1024 x 768

Programed by:


 
 
 

| All | Kosovo | Region | World |

 

Kosovo signs FTA with Bosnia and Herzegovina


Prishtinë, Oct 22, 2006 - Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Kosovo signed an interim free trade agreement. The Free Trade Agreement between Kosovo, and Bosnia and Herzegovina was signed Thursday in Brussels. On behalf of Kosovo, the agreement was signed by Andreas Wittkowsky, Deputy Head of UNMIK Pillar IV and was initialled by the Minister for Trade and Industry of Kosovo, Bujar Dugolli, while Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Bosnia and Herzegovina Anton Rill signed the agreement for Bosnia.

“This FTA with Bosnia and Herzegovina is another step for Kosovo in catching up with the countries of the region, which have established a network of bilateral free trade agreement. It is the last agreement concluded under the auspices of the Stability Pact,” TVs and dailies quote Wittkowsky as saying.

Meanwhile, Minister Dugolli said that there will be difficulties in the implementation of FTAs with Croatia and Bosnia due to so-called non-tariff barriers. Dugolli points out that while goods can circulate freely now, the people cannot as a consequence of the visa regime of these countries towards Kosovo.

Dugolli’s request was that the free movement of people becomes a principle of CEFTA.

This is the fourth FTA concluded by UNMIK on behalf of Kosovo. Agreements with Albania and Macedonia are in force, the recently signed Agreement with Croatia will be applied as of 1 November 2006, while the FTA with Bosnia and Herzegovina enters into force as 1 December 2006.

ECIKS
 
| All | Kosovo | Region | World |
 

 

| Site Map | About ECIKS | Home | Projects | News | Investing | Publications | Services |
| Contact | Staff |
Terms of use | Links |
| Archives | Albanian | English |

Copyright 2003 - 2005 @ Eciks.org
Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited.




 

Background information for foreign investors

Kosovo: General Information
Kosovo: Key economic indicators
Why do business in Kosovo?
Legal Framework in Kosovo
KTA and Privatisation in Kosovo



Latest News and Analysis

BNP Paribas Bank enters Kosovo
Kosovo to prepare for negotiations to join WTO
Kosovo: 200 million EUR investments by Telecom Slovenia
Kosovo: 2008 – the year of economy
Kosovo Government to finance the new highway



Current publications

Company Foundation, Taxes and Employment Law in Kosovo
Company Foundation and Taxes in Kosovo
Potential of economic sectors and enterprises in Kosovo
Program of Recovery and Production in Ferronikeli (in English)
Guide for starting new companies / enterprises in Kosovo (Updated version)

 


ECIKS E-Mail