Working Group on Agro-processing

Objective

One of the main objectives of this technical working group is to evaluate the potentials for investment in the Agro-processing sector and propose a coordinated work plan with all parties involved with the final goal of creating favorable conditions for investment in the agro-processing sector. Additionally, it will facilitate and propose necessary legal and regulatory procedures aiming to evaluate, prepare, and implement the necessary concrete actions for the development of the agro-processing sector.

 

Meeting I

Following the Joint Working Order between MFE and MARD, aimed at assessing the potential for investment in the agro-processing sector, the first meeting at the technical level was held on 21 May 2020, with the participation of 10 representatives, via Zoom platform. The purpose of the meeting was to formalize the MFE + MARD working group at the technical level, updating on the work carried out by the ministries and agree on the tasks and deadlines for submission of materials which will be presented at the next meeting of the Investment Council in order to take concrete action in promoting the agro-processing sector in the context of the country’s economic recovery, especially post-COVID-19 pandemic.

Meeting II

The second meeting at the technical level was held on 25 June 2020, with the participation of 7 representatives, via Zoom platform.

Meeting III

The third meeting at the technical level was held on 13 August 2020 in close cooperation with RisiAlbania & KASH, via Zoom platform.

Investment Council is supported by the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the EBRD and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)