Shala: Tax will remain in force

Kosovo’s Trade and Industry Minister, Endrit Shala, said on Wednesday that the Kosovo government introduced the 100-percent tax on Serbian and Bosnian goods as a result of the approach these countries had toward Kosovo. 

“For 18 years after the war in Kosovo and ten years since the declaration of independence, Serbia and Bosnia have tried every day to hamper Kosovo’s economic development. Their steps were aimed against us and we were forced to take these measures in response, primarily toward Serbia but also toward Bosnia,” Shala said in a debate with Bosnian Trade Minister Mirko Markovic and Nenad Djurdjevic, from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.