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Jan 21, 2016
What is AlbInvest?Government agency created in March 2006Member of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy (METE)Mandate covers Foreign Investment Promotion, SME-s & ExportsBoard consists of Government & Business Representatives
It is a dynamic and client oriented agencyStaff body: 32 members, graduated from schools from 9 countries and speak 11 foreign languages
AlbInvests MissionFDI PromotionAssistance from A-Z in the initial steps: Information, Visit organisation, Investment possibilities.Identification of potential advisors, suppliers, as well as projects in AlbaniaBusiness Missions in Albania and OverseasPromotional materials & campaigns
SME SupportInfluences Government policy on a range of issues affecting SMEsSMEs Credit Guarantee Fund and SMEs Competitiveness Fund Interreg programs - in support of SMEsEuropean charter of SMEs
Export Enhancement and Needs IdentificationExport guarantee credit fund 200 million ALL for 2007Market research for Albanian productsBusiness missions in potential markets for the Albanian BrandTraining for export companiesExporters Guide
Services to Potential InvestorsGather/Provide updated information (service free of charge)Information on government initiated incentives and programmes in support of investment decision-makingIdentify sites and buildings for conducting business Set up a manufacturing operation or business service in Albania Find indigenous suppliers/JV partnersSignpost you to the right person from the public sector (Central and Local Government Body, Municipalities and Communes)Provision of Aftercare Services Project Workflow
Economic growth around 6% National Income per capita about USD 2, 887 (year 2006) increased to USD 3, 408 in 2007 Inflation 2.9%Foreign Direct investments: 260 million EURO in 2006, reached 460 million EURO in 2007Unemployment reduced to 13.2 percentHigh export growth rate of 27 percent in 2007 compared to the previous year
NATO & EUEU integration. On 12 June 2006, Albania signed in Luxembourg the Stabilisation and Association Agreement and the Interim Agreement with the EU. As of 1 December 2006, the Interim Agreement for trade and related issues has come into force. NATO integration. All political parties support integration into the NATO and the EU are dedicated to reforms and necessary changes in order to realise them.
Investment climate: Government reforms.Shorting the time needed for registration new business-One Stop Shop NRC .Simplification of licensing procedures.Reorganization of the inspection systemReform in tax and procurement system- e-tax and e-procurement.Reduce fiscal burden- implementation of flat tax, small business profit, and profit tax reduced by 50 %.Reduction in health and social contribution.
Investment Incentives100% VAT credit - importers of machinery and equipment for use in taxable economic activityFaon producers are not subject to VAT - for services provided to their contractors. Encouragement of power production Fiscal incentives, such as customs duty exemption on imported machinery and reimbursed customs and excise duties for imported liquid or solid combustibles, are aimed at investors who: establish new production plants with an installed power over 5 MW, , using liquid or solid combustibles, andrehabilitate existing plants. (Law no.8987, dated 24.2.2002 For the creation of facilitated conditions, concerning the establishment of new plants for the production of power). Status of Favoured Persons Relates to tourism activities. A Favoured Person investing in tourism development is entitled to:Exemption from the customs duties and excise taxes on imported goods for the sole purpose of investment and functioning of the favoured activityExemption from the profit tax for 5 (five) fiscal years from the time of development completion of the investment. For the 5 following years he/she will pay only 50% of the profit tax. (10 years tax incentive)Profit from a reduction of the profit tax up to 40%, if the profit is reinvested in AlbaniaThe criteria to receive the status of the Favoured Person are elaborated in article 7 of the law no.7665, dated 21.1.1993 For development of tourism zones.The criteria to receive the status of the Favoured Person are elaborated in article 7 of the law no.7665, dated 21.1.1993 For development of tourism zones.Leasing of the state-owned property at below-market rent rates and, for production activities, with rate reductions according to investment and employment levels (Refer to Fact Sheet No.9).
The only country in Europe offering immense opportunities for hydro power.44,000 m2 total hydrographical area, or 57% more than its total territorial surface area
70 small and medium Hydro Power Plants up for concession. Fieri and Vlora Thermo Power PlantsJoint venture: Atermon SA - Roder & Blackwell [Fier TPP)
Opportunities for solar and wind energy once hydro power is exhausted. Combined with the new Concession Law, the Government and KESH will guarantee the market for energy produced from the above, for a period of 10-15 years.
ENERGYOpportunities: strategic sector privatizations to come:
ARMO Albanian Oil Refining and Marketing Company (already privatized)Distribution Department of KESH (the Albanian Power Corporation)Privatization of the ARMO Marketing Company (ARMO sh.a)Two refining plants in Fierand Ballsh strategically located close to the most populated areas of the country and both of the main ports (Durresand Vlore)Terminal in the port of Vlore, strategically located both for import and export purposes with large storage capacities. Privatization of the Distribution Sector of the Albanian Power Corporation Albanian Power Corporation.
SEA PORTSSEA PORTSDurresVloraShengjinSaranda
CIVIL AVIATION AND AIRPORTS
Infrastructure and facilities:
Tirana International Airport
BOT Concession to a German Concessionaire, since 2004. There were 600 000 passengers during 2004
New modern Terminal for 3 Million passengers/year, foreseen up to 2024
Only during 2007 were 1,1 Million passengers
Another new Airport in Kukes (North Albania)
7 other civil and military airports
No regular internal civil aviation service Traffic:~ 600% more passengers/year than 12 years agomore than 50 flights/day9 Italian cities with direct connection*
Industrial Zones6 potential Industrial Zones Identified.Cooperation with GTZ and World Bank for three feasibility studies.The Albanian parliament passed the law on Free Zones.The identified sites are Greenfield, with perfect vicinity to infrastructure, sea port and logistics.Bid for Developers to start soon.Full government support for the development of the sites.
Spitalle - DurresTotal surface of 850 ha.Almost 50% of the population living between Tirana and Durres and over 70% of business operating from this area.Tirana-Durres area, the most numbered qualified workforce in Albania. Within close vicinity to Durres Port and Mother Theresa International Airport.Excellent connection with Kosovo market through transnational road segment Durres Morine PrishtineInternational Conference: Appointment June 10th, 2008, in Tirana
8th CORRIDOR AND DURRES-MORINE MOTORWAYPRISHTINEKorceShengjinSarandeVloreTHESALONIKIGREECENISSUSDURRESTIRANE*
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We Welcome You To AlbaniaAddress: Blvd. Gjergj Fishta, P. ShallvareveTirana, AlbaniaTel: + 355 4 252 976/886 Fax: + 355 4 247633 E-Mail: [email protected] Website: www.albinvest.gov.al
One Stop Shop-register a business activity in one day in one location.NRC- national registration center.Flat tax=10% on personal income.*ALBANIAN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE,