The Ambassador of the United States of America in Tirana, Yuri Kim met with the Director of Customs Gent Gazheli to discuss the legal movement of goods and the fight against organized crime.
Through a post on social networks, she gave details about the meeting, while emphasizing that a good trend of increasing imports from the US and Albanian exports has been observed.
"I thank Customs Director Gent Gazheli for last week's discussion on US-Albania cooperation to facilitate the legitimate movement of goods by cracking down on corruption and crime. It is good to see that imports from the US have increased by 17% while Albanian exports have increased by 33% so far this year. Good trend!
Strengthening customs controls will also increase revenues for Albania. So far this year, Customs has raised $ 1.5 billion - a huge increase from $ 1.1 billion throughout 2020. The US will further increase support to strengthen border security, to increase revenue for Albania and to promote business between the USA and Albania ", the ambassador writes.