EXBS Program assists Kosovo in Drafting Law to Ensure Accountability & Transparency Along its Borders

Date: 12/2013 Description: Draft law ceremony © State Department - U.S. Embassy Pristina
State Department   - U.S. Embassy Pristina    -December, 2013

In a ceremony held in Pristina, Jennifer Bachus, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission spoke at the launch of a public awareness program for the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on the role and importance of strategic trade controls (STC) in Kosovo.

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Bachus noted that the new STC law will make it easier for companies to do business in Kosovo, while ensuring accountability and transparency along its borders.

Ms. Bachus joined Cunet Ustaibo, Deputy Minister of MTI, George Clarke, Regional Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program Advisor, and other Government of Kosovo officials in launching the MTI Public Awareness Program.

The STC Law was recently passed by parliament and will be fully implemented by April 7, 2014. The U.S. Embassy through the EXBS program assisted the GoK in drafting the law which is consistent with European Union and international standards.