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Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between the European Community and its Member States and the Republic of Albania
In order to implement this Agreement as soon as possible with regard to trade and trade cooperation, the Interim Agreement on Trade and Trade Co-operation between the European Community and the Republic of Albania started to be implemented on 1st of December 2006, Law No. 9591, dated 27.07.2006
Industrial products of Albanian origin exported to EU countries benefit from 0% preferential customs tariff. While agricultural products, the parties have mutually agreed to each other preferential tariffs and tariff quotas. See Chapter II "Agriculture and Fisheries", Article 27 "Agricultural Products", Article 28 "Fishery Products" and Protocol 2 "On trade between Albania and the Community in the processed agricultural sector" of the Stabilization and Association Agreement.
Agreement with CEFTA Member States 2006
The Amending and Extending of the Free Trade Agreement with Central European Countries (CEFTA) was signed in Bucharest on 19th of December 2006 and started to be implemented in 2007. The countries that implement this agreement among themselves are: Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Moldova. With the beginning of the implementation of this agreement, they were fully liberalized only after 2014 when all participating countries implemented the Additional Protocol II to this Agreement.
Free Trade Agreement with Turkey
The Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Turkey entered into force in May 2008.
Exports of industrial products of Albanian and Turkish origin are liberalized.
Concerning agricultural products, the parties have mutually agreed to grant to each other the preferential tariff and the tariff quota. The list of products is contained in Protocol I to this Agreement. Annex I to this Protocol contains the list of agriculture products originating in Turkey and Annex II contains the list of agriculture products originating in Albania.
All other agricultural products which are not in these Annexes will be exported and imported subject to the relevant customs duties.
Free Trade Agreement with EFTA Member States
The Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Albania and the EFTA Member States and the Agreements on Agriculture between the Republic of Albania and the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Republic of Albania and the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Albania of the Republic of Iceland have entered into force during 2010 -2011.
Customs duties on industrial products, fish and other sea products, since the entry into force of this Agreement have been removed.
The agreement also provides tariff concessions for processed agricultural products (Protocol A). Trade for basic agricultural products is covered by three bilateral agreements between the EFTA countries and Albania. These agreements provide concessions on both sides.
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