Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, said Tuesday that the U.S. officially asked revocation of the decision on imposing 2100 percent tax for all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. But Haradinaj said the decision on tax will not be revoked until Serbia recognises Kosovo’s independence.
Haradinaj addressing media in Pristina confirmed the US Ambassador to Kosovo, Philip S. Kosnett, has officially requested the Government of Kosovo to rescind tax on Serbia’s goods. “The U.S. stance was forwarded to me through their Ambassador. The U.S. Ambassador has expressed the stance of the U.S. Government asking suspension of tax in order to open the way for dialogue. This is their official request,” Haradinaj said after Government meeting. The Prime Minister said the tax will not be revoked until reaching of a final comprehensive agreement which includes recognition of Kosovo by Serbia. Haradinaj said he expects an agreement with Serbia be reached until 2022, and if there is no recognition from Serbia, the tax will not be suspended. “Serbia wants to delay reaching of a final agreement until 2022, we will keep the tax until 2022. If there is no agreement, the tax persists,” Haradinaj said. /GazetaExpress/