Kosovo and Albania to sign customs unification on November 26

Kosovo and Albania to sign customs unification on November 26

 The agreement on customs unification between Kosovo and Albania is expected to be signed on November 26 at the joint meeting of these two governments to be held in Peja, and will begin to be implemented from January next year, officials of the Government of Kosovo say. 

Lulzim Rafuna, Advisor to the Minister of Finance of the Government of Kosovo, also advisor to the Prime Minister of Albania for Customs and Taxation, told Radio Free Europe that on this issue, both governments are in the final stages of harmonizing the necessary documentation for goods circulating between Kosovo and Albania. He points out that this agreement is planned not to require unnecessary documents but to mutually recognize the documents of both states. 

"The goal is to harmonize all these procedures, eliminate the double control that we have and still have until the entry into force of this protocol. In parallel, we are working on the Customs Office in Durres to advance and harmonize fully with this protocol and to align with the new procedures to be applied at the Morinë-Vermica Customs Passage ", said Rafuna. 


In order to facilitate the transport of goods between the two countries,the joint border crossing Morine - Vermice connecting Kosovo with Albania was inaugurated on July. . With this project funded by the European Union with more than one million euros, has been completed also the modernisation of equipments.  
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