TRADE LIBERALIZATION IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

07-11-2005
The European Institute and the Institute For Contemporary Studies, Tirana organized an International conference “TRADE LIBERALIZATION IN THE WESTERN BALKANS”. The Conference took place at 9:00 on 21 October in Hall Tirana International Hotel in Tirana, Albania.

Conference Agenda:

09.00 - 09.45 Registration of the Participants
09.45 - 10.00 Openning

Mrs. Juliana Nikolova, European Institute
Mr. Artan Hohxa Director, Institute For Contemporary Studies

PANEL I:TRADE LIBERALIZATION AND REGIONAL COOPERATION
Moderator: Mrs. Jivka Staneva, Bulgaria, European Institute, Sofia

10.00 - 11.00

WTO: The membership negotiations and the occurred problems
Mr. Emir Djikic, BiH

Trade liberalisation and trade issues in the framework of the SAA
Mrs. Verica Ignjatović, Serbia

Trade liberalization as a common result of transition and integration processes which Albania
Mr. Ahmet Manxhellari, Albania

Bilateral free trade liberalization
Mr. Vladimir Bozhinovski, Macedonia


11:00 - 11:30 Discussion

11.30 - 12.00 Coffee-Break

PANEL II: TRADE LIBERALIZATION AND COMPETITIVENESS
Moderator: Mr. Selim Belortaja Director of ACIT (Albanian Center for International Trade) a project of ICS

12:00 – 13:00

Free trade between Non EU countries (Albania, Serbia. Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Bulgaria)
Prof. Goran Marjanovic, Croatia

The functioning free competition principles as a precondition for integration into the European Market – Case of BiH
Mr. Davor Vuletic, BiH

Recent developments of the micro credit schemes focusing on lending to new start businesses in Albania and considers - who benefits from these schemes
Mr. Selami Xhepa, Albania

13.00 - 13:15 DISCUSSION

13.15 - 14:30 LUNCH RECEPTION

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