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Ease of Doing Business in

Kosovo

Kosovo Download Profile (1726.3KB, pdf)
Region Europe & Central Asia
Income Category Lower middle income
Population 1,797,151
GNI Per Capita (US$) 3,950
City covered Pristina

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DB 2017 Rank

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100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 60 64 up
4
68.79 67.15 down
1.64
Starting a Business 13 27 up
14
95.54 93.06 up
2.48
Dealing with Construction Permits 129 125 down
4
63.31 62.87 up
0.44
Getting Electricity 114 111 down
3
61.85 61.80 up
0.05
Registering Property 33 33
-
78.11 78.08 up
0.03
Getting Credit 20 19 down
1
75.00 75.00
-
Protecting Minority Investors 63 62 down
1
58.33 58.33
-
Paying Taxes 43 77 up
34
83.24 74.07 up
9.17
Trading across Borders 51 59 up
8
85.93 82.31 up
3.62
Enforcing Contracts 44 43 down
1
65.66 65.66
-
Resolving Insolvency 163 164 up
1
20.88 20.30 up
0.58

Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank: 13

DB 2016 Rank: 27

Change in Rank: up14

DB 2017 DTF (% points): 95.54

DB 2016 DTF (% points): 93.06

Change in DTF (% points): up2.48

Standardized Company
Legal form: Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Paid-in minimum capital requirement: EUR 0
City: Pristina
Indicator Kosovo Europe & Central Asia OECD high income
Procedure – Men (number) info_outline 3.0 4.9 4.8
Time – Men (days) info_outline 6.0 10.2 8.3
Cost – Men (% of income per capita) info_outline 1.1 4.7 3.1
Procedure – Women (number) info_outline 3.0 4.9 4.8
Time – Women (days) info_outline 6.0 10.2 8.3
Cost – Women (% of income per capita) info_outline 1.1 4.7 3.1
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita) info_outline 0.0 4.0 9.2
  • No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Request and obtain the Business Certificate and the ‘Business Information’ document at the Kosovo Business Registration Agency (KBRA), as well as the fiscal number and complete VAT registration.

    Agency: Kosovo Business Registration Agency (KBRA)

    The procedure to obtain the Business Registration, Fiscal Number, and VAT number has been merged into a single procedure. One stop shops have been established in 26 municipalities and are now routinely issuing business registration and fiscal numbers (and if requested, VAT registration) in a single procedure.

    The website www.arbk.org has been redesigned, all the forms can be downloaded in the website.

    According to the amended law on Business Organizations, the certificate on business registration can be issued in 3 days but usually takes up longer.

    The documents required by law and in practice for registration of LLCs are:
    1. Registration application
    2. Articles of Incorporation based on Article 85 of Law No.02/L – 123
    3. The company agreement for LLCs based on Article 86 of Law No. 02/L-123
    4. Consent of the registered agent based on Article 33.2 of Law No.02/L-123
    5. Identification document (ID, Passport) of owners
    6. Resolution of the competent body of the founding shareholder to establish the new company
    7. Copy of the registered agent ID card.
    4 days
    no charge
    2

    Make a company seal

    Agency: Sealmaker

    The seal is not legally required. However, the majority of businesses makes a seal and use it in their interactions with the authority. The cost for obtaining a company seal is between EUR 20-40 whereas the list of documents that has to be submitted to the seal maker depends on the content that an entrepreneur would like to include in the seal. It is preferable to include the name of the business together with the Business Registration, Fiscal and VAT Number in which case an entrepreneur has to submit the Business Registration, Fiscal and VAT Certificate.
    1 day EUR 20-50
    3

    Register employees for the pension scheme with the Tax Administration at the Ministry of Finance

    Agency: Tax Administration of Kosovo

    Business certificate, copy of identification cards and a completed registration form are required to register workers for pension.

    Employees of the company have to be declared in the Tax Administration for tax purposes. The declaration of Pension Contributions and Withholding Tax for employees is performed online through the EDI System (e-declaration), managed by the Tax Administration of Kosovo. The company has to be registered online in order to obtain the username and password.
    1 day no charge