Business registration in Albanian legislation
In 2007, with the approval of the Law no. 9723, date 03/05/2007, “On business registration”, amended, was established the National Registration Center, under the concept of one-stop-shop for the business registration. Also, with the approval of the foresaid law, it was established the commercial register. The Commercial Register is a unique database of the subjects that according to the Albanian law exercise a commercial economic activity. The Commercial Register is kept in electronic form.
The establishment of the National Registration Center, as one-stop-shop, significantly improved the business registration process in Albania, since the entire process ceased to be a judiciary process performed by the judicial courts taking a long time to be completed, and become entirely an administrative process completed within 24-hours based on the self-declarations and documents prepared by the entity itself.
The Law no. 131/2015, “On the National Business Center”, which establishes the new institution National Business Center (NBC) was adopted on 26.11.2015., where among the functions of this centre is to complete the registration in the commercial register and handling of licensing, authorization and permitting procedures. For the implementation of the Law No 31/2015 of 26.11.2015., there were approved:
- Decision of Council of Ministers No 179 of 9.03.2016. “On the approval of the Statute of the National Business Centre”. The Decision stipulates the tasks, the structure, functioning and financing of the National Business Centre;
- Order of Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship No 1556/1 of 30.03.2016. “On the approval of numbers and spreading in the territory of windows of the National Business Centre”;
- Order of Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship No 2513 of 30.03.2016. “On the approval of forms and certificates of the National Business Centre to carry out the functions of registration, licensing and permitting”.
Further information on: www.qkr.gov.al,
Intellectual Property Rights
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