“Kosovo has imposed a 100 percent tax on products from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in a move the government said is aimed at defending the country’s “vital interest” following Belgrade’s “aggressive campaign” against the young republic on the international stage.
The Kosovar government announced the new tariffs on November 21, two weeks after it decided to slap a 10 percent tax on goods from the two neighboring states, drawing angry reactions from Belgrade and Sarajevo and calls from the European Union to revoke the measures.” (RFE/RL)
“Today’s decision of the Kosovo Government to increase the tax on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to 100% is a clear violation of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) and of the spirit of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Union and Kosovo. It further exacerbates the situation following the initial imposition of 10% tax increase last week. The Kosovo government has to immediately revoke these decisions.” (European Parliament)