Doing business in Kosovo

Doing business in Kosovo

Doing business in Kosovo

Interested in doing business in Kosovo? Kosovo Info offers the benefits, information, and basic facts for who is interested in doing business or want to invest in Kosovo. In case you are looking for a consultancy company, we recommend you KosIBC.

Benefits of doing business in Kosovo

Good economic circumstances

  • Kosovo has an easy tax system. Besides that, its taxes are very low in comparison with other countries. Corporate tax in Kosovo is 10%, VAT is 18%.
  • Local currency in Kosovo is the euro, although the country is not a member of the Eurozone.
  • Kosovo is among the 15 best countries of the world in the category of ‘starting a business’.
  • Many Kosovars are used to working long days. Many do even work on weekend days and during public holidays.
  • The average monthly wage in Kosovo is around 430 euro since 2014.
  • Seven out of ten Kosovars are younger than 35 years old.
  • Kosovo is 44th (out of 189) in ease of doing business. They ranked 86 in 2014.
  • There are opportunities abound. For example in the IT, wood, textile, agriculture, and mining sectors. The videos below this page will show that.

Good infrastructure

  • A new highway connects Kosovo’s capital Pristina with other cities in the region.
  • There are many direct flight connections from Kosovo to several countries and cities in Europe.
  • Kosovo has the highest internet usage on the Balkans.

 International attitude

  • Kosovo’s capital Pristina is very internationally orientated. This is also because the EU, NATO, UN and many embassies are based there.
  • The diaspora of Kosovars around the world is very big. This is because 700.000 Kosovars live outside the country. Of course, they  visit their homeland often. Therefore many people in Kosovo speak English or German.
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Highway from Kosovo to Macedonia, by Bujar Gashi
capital city of Kosovo
  • Neighboring countries are easy to access. Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia are always around the corner.

Pretty life

  • Kosovo is a pretty place to live. It has beautiful nature, friendly people, and good food for only a couple of euros.
  • Kosovo is known for having the best caffè macchiato in the world. Prices are between 50 cents and 1 euro. The local ‘Peja Beer’ is often served on the terrace for only one euro.
  • Touristic highlights and nice cities are easy to access.

Relevant organizations in Kosovo

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Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency

Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency (KIESA). This organization is very important if you want more information regarding doing business in Kosovo. KIESA promotes and protects investments in Kosovo and much more. Their website shares a lot of information about entrepreneurship in the Youngest country of Europe.

logo ceed kosovoCenter for Entrepreneurship & Executive Development

Through innovative clubs, CEED Kosovo provides entrepreneurs the tools they need to drive their companies’ growth. For international companies that want to establish a business in Kosovo, CEED offers a Market Access Centre Kosovo. This is a short-term office space with equipment, services and support.

kosbanKosovo Business Angels Network

Kosovo Business Angels Network (Kosban) is established in 2014 supported by Universum College and BiD Network. Kosban aims at strengthening the startup community in Kosovo. They do that by bringing together entrepreneurs and angel investors from Kosovo and abroad. The organization is named as the most promising Angels Network of South East Europe.

KosIBC logoKosovo Intl Business Consultancy & Communications

Kosovo International Business Consultancy & Communications (KosIBC) helps foreign companies to do business in this new economy. With over ten years of experience exploring the country, KosIBC has an interesting network of businesses, governmental organizations, NGO’s, embassies, and business incubators.

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Innovation Center Kosovo

Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK) supports entrepreneurship, innovation and commercially based business development. They offer incubator services, mentoring, consulting and training to entrepreneurs and managers. ICK is just outside the Kosovo capital Pristina center. Close to the universities and many offices.

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Economic Initiative for Kosovo

The Economic Initiative for Kosovo (ECIKS) supports the economic development of Kosovo. They do this by promoting and facilitating foreign investments and supporting the SME-Sector. They also develop economic policies and strategies for Kosovo. Their website has a couple of interesting publications.

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Kosovo Business Registration Agency

The Kosovo Business Registration Agency (ARBK) shares information about starting a business in Kosovo. Their website provides information regarding legislation and necessary documents. You will see those documents immediately on the homepage. At this specific page, ARBK explains you what you need when registering a new business.

eyeEncouraging Young Entrepeneurs

Encouraging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE). They aim to stimulate and support young entrepreneurs in Kosovo and the Diaspora to build successful companies This should be with a strong focus on social and environmental responsibility. ‘With our experience in managing growth companies and our financial resources we have created an ideal environment to support young entrepreneurs.’

Videos about doing business in Kosovo

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Where is Kosovo?

Where is Kosovo? Where is Kosovo? The Republic lies in the South East of Europe. In the heart of the so-called Balkans. On this page

Mirusha waterfalls are an important tourism sight in Kosovo

Kosovo tourism

Tourism in Kosovo Planning a holiday to Kosovo? Have a day off in the small Balkan state? The country has a lot to offer. Beautiful

28 thoughts on “Doing business in Kosovo”

  1. Dear Sir,
    I am from Dubai and doing business for all solar system and interested in Solar power items to import from Kosovo, let me know where to contact to check all details regarding Kosovo manufacturing.

    I have India Passport to apply Visa to visit Kosovo where to apply in UAE please send contact details.

    Thanks
    Hemant Ramani

  2. Hello, This is oladele from Nigeria.. i will like to know how to obtain a visa to your country .. will like to spend my annual holiday there … Thanks

  3. Hello. I am interested in starting a small self-employed business in the concessions business. I would like info on how to actually start a concession food stand in Kosovo. I was deployed to Kosovo 2015-2016, so I know Kosovo is a beautiful place and great scenery.

  4. Dear Sir,
    I am from Nigeria but I am in partnership with a network marketing organization from the USA based in Utah.
    I would like to know if network marketing is allowed in Kosovo.

    Thanks

    • Dear Ms. Bedewells
      It is allowed in the Balkan countries, for example in Macedonia there are a lot of foreign companies that are doing their tele sales from here, or their marketing campaigns. It is far cheeper for foreign companies here because the salaries are far more lower then western europe and the USA.
      Kind regards,
      Darko Boshkovski,
      darko.boshkovski@gsitranslations.com

  5. I am from Egypt desires to visit Kosovo to check business environment. What are the visa requirements? What benefits the government of Kosovo is offering to investors. Whats the average rate of industrial lands etc.

  6. Hello Dear,
    I am abdur Rahim. I am from Bangladesh But I now am studying in Belarus. How Can I get business visa?
    please, Sent me information.
    Thanks Regards
    abdur Rahim

  7. hello sir
    my name is Saif.I am from pakistan.i needed to know that how much amount of money do i need to start a small business in kosovo.
    Please sent me information
    thank regards
    Saif ur Rehman

  8. I want to start small business in import export of Handicrafts from India. How it is possible. We have all registered document in India. We are manufacturer and exporters of Indian handicrafts.

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  10. dear Madam or Sir,
    we are a German distributor of children’s bed and we are looking for a woodworking company to produce children’s furniture. How can we get in contact with companies in Kosovo?
    best regards
    Patrick Frodien

  11. dear i want to start hotel and food small business in pristina Kosovo plz guide me.please guide me about that.
    wahid ahmad
    Islamabad
    Pakistan

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