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Secretariat of Investment Council consults preliminary findings on the performance of e-permits portal

October 25th, 2017

TIRANA, 25 October – The Secretariat of Investment Council organised on Wednesday a consultation meeting on a technical level about “Construction e-permits Portal – Its impact in raising the transparency and the improvement of investment climate in the country.”

The meeting was attended by over 20 representatives from architectural studios, Agency of Territory Development (ATD), National Agency of Territory Planning (NATP), …

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New information helpdesks for taxpayers, GTD, EBRD and ADISA sign agreement

October 11th, 2017

TIRANA, October 11 – General Tax Directorate, Agency for the Delivery of Integrated Services (ADISA) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), signed on Wednesday a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of ‘Helpdesks for taxpayers,’ under the support of EBRD.

These helpdesks will be established first in Fier, south-west Albania and in Kruja, north Albania, to provide clear and updated information to taxpayers, especially …

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The Secretariat discusses Survey’s preliminary findings with the business

October 5th, 2017

On Thursday, the Secretariat of Albania Investment Council held a focus group meeting with representatives of business associations and fiscal experts to discuss the preliminary findings of the Survey “On some Aspects of Investment Climate” conducted by the Secretariat during July – September 2017. The survey’s objective is to mark the progress on some main business concerns, mainly related to …

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Photo: Municipality of Durrës

The Secretariat consults with local stakeholders issues regarding construction e-permits and business inspections

September 15th, 2017

In the framework of its work for the identification of the business concerns regarding construction e-permits and business inspections, the Secretariat of Investment Council has held meetings in the Municipality of Durrës (11 September 2017) and Municipality of Korça (15 September 2017). These meetings were attended by the office of urban planning and local inspectorate for the protection of the …

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The Secretariat launches a Survey on Tax Audit, VAT Refund and Informality

July 10th, 2017

The Secretariat of Albania Investment Council is conducting a Survey regarding some business concerns, mainly related to i) Tax Audit; ii) VAT Refund; and iii) Informality. The purpose of the survey is to provide an update on the progress made in these areas, comparing some findings from previous surveys conducted by the Secretariat during 2015-2016. This survey offers also the …

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Linking Academia with Entrepreneurship – Memorandum of Understanding signed with UET

June 23rd, 2017

In the framework of linking Academia with Entrepreneurship, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between European University of Tirana and Investment Council in June 2017. This initiative is based on one of the decisions that the Investment Council took in 2016 to involve young researchers in certain economic and judicial areas affecting the private sector. The first Memorandum of Understanding …

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What will the Council discuss in the second half of the year?

June 15th, 2017

Simplification of inspections to reduce administrative burden for the business

Government Inspections are essential components of the regulatory system and critical to the benefits of society, businesses and citizens. However, inspections may bear redundant costs and administrative burdens for businesses by discouraging entrepreneurship. The high number and often overlap of various inspections as well as their efficiency in practice still …

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Novelties of the New Customs Code and Implementing Instructions, Business in a Consultation Meeting with the Customs

May 31st, 2017

The Secretariat of Investment Council in collaboration with the General Directorate of Customs, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tirana and the Association of Producers organised a consultative meeting with the business on the novelties and advantages of the New Customs Code. This meeting was proposed by the business in the Investment Council Meeting “On the Facilitation of Customs Procedures” …

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Improving the business climate through investment councils – EBRD’s Law in Transition 2017

May 16th, 2017

Good governance is an essential component of successful, sustainable development. The United Nations recognises this in its Sustainable Development Goals, which state that “access to justice and accountable institutions” are pre-requisites of economic prosperity. The EBRD, meanwhile, identifies being well-governed as one of the six desirable qualities of a well-functioning market economy.

Through its efforts to create a better, more predictable legal environment, the EBRD …

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Investment Council discusses on the Facilitation of Customs Procedures

May 9th, 2017

Tirana, 9 May 2017 / Chaired by the Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship, Ms Milva Ekonomi, it was held today the IC Meeting X. The topic of the meeting was ‘On the facilitation of customs procedures,’ aiming increase of the competitiveness and promotion of the Albanian exports. Attended the meeting around 20 representatives of the local and foreign …

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Investment Council is supported by the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship and EBRD – Italian Technical Cooperation Fund.

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