Kosovo sets tariffs on Serbia, Bosnia as ties strain
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Kosovo sets tariffs on Serbia, Bosnia as ties strain

TIRANA, Albania — Kosovo’s government has decided to introduce a 100 per cent import tax on all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina.

Wednesday’s decision seems to be a retaliatory step against what Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhajsaid was Serbia’s “aggressive campaign against Kosovo in the international stage.”

A day earlier, Kosovo failed to join Interpol due to what it claimed was campaigning by Serbia.

Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj wrote on his Facebook page that the tax comes into power immediately.

Earlier this month, Kosovo introduced a 10 per cent tax on goods from Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina, both of which have not recognized Kosovo’s 2008 independence.

The import tax is not applied to international brands produced in the two neighbouring countries.

The Associated Press

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