Kosovo loses millions of Euros from the lifting of the tax on coffee

Kosovo loses millions of Euros from the lifting of the tax on coffee

Pristina, September 15, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Kosovo loses at least two million Euros a year as a result of the lifting of unbaked coffee, as opposed to official statistics relating to the period 2007-2013. Another half a million Euros is lost by the import of baked coffee.

Based on the official data from the Customs of Kosovo, in 2007, Kosovo has imported 3,5 million  kg of unbaked coffee, paying a duty tax of 1,05 million Euros, while in 2013, Kosovo has imported 7,6 million kg of unbaked coffee, but not a single cent of tax was collected for it.

Had the tax been applied, Kosovo would benefit 2 million Euros from the import of unbaked coffee. The import of baked coffee has not grown as much from 2007 to 2013 as unbaked coffee. /ibna/