The Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Eurochambres) is opposed to protectionist measures such are the tariffs imposed by Pristina on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, said President of Eurochambres to his Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS) counterpart, reported regional broadcaster N1.
The PKS press release said that Eurochambres President Christoph Leitl told PKS President Marko Cadez that his organization has called European institutions to help find a solution to the problem.
“The Eurochambres supports open markets and is against protectionism. We support good trade relations among our partners,” Leitl was quoted as saying.
According to Leitl, trade plays an important role in promoting peace, freedom and economic prosperity in the Western Balkans. He added that therefore the European Union has called Kosovo to revoke the high tariffs.
“We will continue following this issue carefully,” he said and added that he is convinced that trade relations between Serbia and Kosovo will be normalized soon.