Egrlic emphasized that CEFTA
is not a failed project, that it is functioning and that it did a lot of good things in integrating CEFTA
countries, but unfortunately this example of unilaterally introducing taxes showed that CEFTA
is not able to fully control the situation.
According to the Government, the excessive import duties that Kosovo decided to levy on products from Serbia will bring short-lived benefits but Macedonia as a CEFTA
member state shouldn't been looking for an opportunity to capture markets and boost exports taking advantage of customs barriers and disputes between other countries.
The first step of the project was to map the regional value chains to analyse the segments in which different CEFTA
parties participate and to identify the key private-sector stakeholders, including traders, freight forwarders, distributors and trade support institutions among others.
Croatia was laggard in entering different FTAs compared to CEE countries, and hence, the motivation behind this paper is to explore whether membership in CEFTA
and later in the EU brought benefits to Croatian trade.
In this article it is aimed to provide a short outlook of the successes recorded in the implementation of the Agreement, and the priorities determined by CEFTA
Parties until 2020.
But it also means that they will no longer profit from a zero-tariff export regime to other CEFTA
(Central European Free Trade Agreement) members, namely Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
For instance, the establishment of CEFTA
was motivated through liberalization of the exchange and reducing barriers and helping the EU candidate-countries get integrated in the European institutions.
Since Serbia has free trade agreements with the European Union (EU), Russia and Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA
) countries, all Chinese food products could this way be placed on those markets in much larger extent, said the official.
The reason for this is that Macedonia has signed agreements for free trade with all 27 EU mem-ber-countries, Ukraine, EFTA and CEFTA
countries which means that Turkey become part of a market of 650 million people through Macedonia.
A practical result of V4 cooperation was the establishment of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA
) in 1992.
This is from the aspect that Macedonia and the others in the Balkans had to implement the rules of the CEFTA
about barriers that seem to be emerging constantly and in different forms.
Biesse SpA of Pesaro, Cefta
Finishing SpA of Imola and SCM Group SpA of Rimini issued a joint statement explaining their decision to defect from Xylexpo.