Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 2/26/2019

Kosovo’s Ministry of Trade and Industry manages its international trade relations.  In some cases, opposition by non-recognizing states means that Kosovo is included under the name Kosovo*, with a footnote clarifying that the name is made without prejudice to Kosovo’s legal status.  In other cases, UNMIK ensures Kosovo’s ability to fulfill international obligations under agreements where UNMIK is the signatory on behalf of Kosovo.

Kosovo is a member of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) and has signed Free-Trade Agreements (FTA) with Albania, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Turkey.  The Stabilization and Association Agreement aimed at liberalizing trade with the EU entered into force in April 2016. 

Additionally, Kosovo has signed double taxation treaties with Albania, Macedonia, Slovenia, Austria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.  Older treaties with Hungary, Netherlands, Germany, Finland, and Belgium from the time of the former Yugoslavia still apply for Kosovo.

Kosovo is member of the European Common Aviation Area and member of the Athens Process on Energy for the Southeastern Europe Energy Community Treaty.

More information on Kosovo’s trade agreements can be found on the website of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.



 

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Kosovo Trade Development and Promotion Trade Agreements