10 Reasons to invest in Albania

1 – Strategic location in south-eastern Europe

– located at the heart of several major transport corridors
– entry gate to global markets through its four ports

2 – Free market access
– liberalized economy and trade
– a resilient economy in the region

3 – Business-friendly environment
– tax benefits to strategic sector investors
– attractive incentive scheme
– legal framework compliant with EU legislation

4 – One-stop shop model
– 24 hours to register a new business
– 100 ALL ( – fast and transparent licensing system

5 – Large selection of investment opportunities
– wide range of public private investment opportunities

6 – Supportive FDI legal framework
– no prior government authorization is required for investments
– no limitations on foreign companies
– no restrictions on profit and capital repatriation
– special state protection to all foreign investors

7 – Favorable tax system
– corporate tax rate – 15%
– progressive tax rate – 0-23%
– avoidance of double taxation treaties with over 30 countries
– fair and equal treatment of domestic and foreign investors

8 – Competitive workforce
– over 1 million well-educated and motivated progessionals
– 57% of population is under the age of 35
– one of the most competitive wage rates in the region at 156 EUR/month

9 – Rapidly improving infrastructure
– investments in infrastructure, communication and energy

10 – A global-recommended tourist destination
– fourth on the New York Times “52 Places to go in 2014”
– ranked in Lonely Planet’s annual top 10 places to visit (2011)

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