Government: 100-percent tax will remain in force

“The tax will continue to remain in power until all the reasons that pushed us as the government of Kosovo to undertake such measure are eliminated,” he said. 

Despite the continuous calls of the European Union, to lift the 100 percent tax on the goods from Serbia, the Minister of Trade and Industry Endrit Shala told TV21 that the government of Kosovo is committed to removing the tax when Serbia recognizes Kosovo. 

“The tax will continue to remain in power until all the reasons that pushed us as the government of Kosovo to undertake such measure are eliminated,” he said. 

He spoke further about the focus of the government to help local producers during 2019 in order for them to improve the quality of their products and become competitive in Kosovo and foreign trade.