Shala: North Macedonia to remove barriers or face reciprocity

Kosovo’s outgoing Minister of Trade and Industry, Endrit Shala, called on authorities in North Macedonia to remove barriers towards Kosovo products or face reciprocity measures.

In a letter to North Macedonian Minister of Economy Kreshnik Bekteshi, Shala said that barriers to the export of fish from Kosovo represent a violation of the CEFTA agreement and “a deep concern for my government and I invite you to find a solution to this issue as soon as possible.”

“We are awaiting from authorities in North Macedonia to remove these trade barriers or else we will be forced to react. The reaction would imply the same treatment for products from North Macedonia that enter the market of the Republic of Kosovo,” Shala said in the letter.