Serbia continues to block Kosovo businesses

Serbia continues to block Kosovo businesses

Pristina, 18 September 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Serbia continues not to apply the agreements signed with Kosovo in Brussels. Recently, Serb authorities have blocked Kosovo businesses, as they do not recognize the ADR (certificate for the transport of dangerous materials) certificates.

Thus, Serbia has unilaterally stopped Kosovo businesses, as according to the information by Kosovo’s Customs, around 60 tank trucks equipped with Serbia’s ADR certificates.

Victim of these blockades is also Ramadan Maloku, owner of “Racional” company, which imports gas from Novi Sad. Since August 27, he was blocked 6 tank trucks by the Serb side.

Besides this, Maloku was also issued fines by inspectors of the Ministry for Communication and Infrastructure of Serbia.

Minister for Dialogue, Edita Tahiri, confirms that the Serb side is not recognizing certificates for the transport of dangerous materials.

She says that in this case, Serb authorities are not respecting the Free Trade Agreement.

Tahiri says that the talks between Kosovo and Serbia in Brussels will soon discuss the recognition of all certificates and standards between Kosovo and Serbia.

Meanwhile, minister Tahiri has intervened on the case of the businessman, but she has warned all other businesses that deal in the import of gas that the same situation expects them in Serbia. /ibna/