Chapter 3: Freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services
Activity: Technical assistance for the Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade in analysing the logistics services of Kosovo
Activity is held in March 2021.
Technical assistance for the Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade analysed the logistics services of Kosovo with the objective on improving policy making and implementation in the area of services based on the analyses of the performance of the freight transport and related logistics services, assessment of barriers to trade and alignment needs with EU and CEFTA requirements.
In Kosovo, the logistics services providers contribute 3.2% to the country’s Gross Value Added. The number of active logistics service providers in Kosovo is 20 times smaller compared to the EU average.
By conducting surveys with a sample of logistics service providers, the findings show that the logistics firms predominantly depend on one service only, that of transportation. This business model is not in line with the global dynamics, where operators are specialised in providing integrated packages of logistics services including packaging, inventory management and similar.
The expert has identified issues and constraints that Kosovo faces in this sectors and has provided recommendations that the Government could undertake in improving the efficiency of this sector by establishing a mechanism to enforce regulations on the logistics services to improve the policy making and the regulatory framework, in regulating the part on licensing of operators, in creating a database of licensed operators to improve transparency in the sector, while also ensuring the regular monitoring of the sector’s performance etc.
The interviewees were officials from the Central Bank of Kosovo, Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure, Kosovo Transport Association, Kosovo Customs, Freight Forwarding Association.
The programme KSV/019 - Technical Assistance in the Context of European Integration of Kosovo - is funded by the Luxembourg Cooperation and implemented by LuxDev, the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency.↑ To the top