Apostolova: Kosovo’s tariff on Serbia, against SAA spirit

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Kosovo Spectator
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1 min readApr 2, 2019

On the third anniversary of the Stabilization/Association Agreement, the EU Head of Office in Kosovo, Nataliya Apostolova, opposed Kosovo’s import tariff on Serbian and Bosnian goods.

“Regrettably, there are decisions that go against commitments in the Stabilization/Association Agreement, namely the tariff on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The 100-percent tariff is not only a violation of the CEFTA agreement, but it is also against the very spirit of the SAA. It will weaken the competition path and it makes Kosovo less attractive to foreign investors,” Apostolova was quoted as saying.

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“We understand the 100-percent tariff, however, the time has come to see what is more important for Kosovo. We call on the Prime Minister to reconsider the tariff, to look at the bigger picture so that dialogue can be finalized as soon as possible”.

With regards to visa liberalisation: “Kosovo has made a lot of effort in fighting organised crime. The process now has to take place in other institutions, and it is in the hands of the Council to decide. But do not be disappointed as the process does not go with the speed everyone expected.”