Export Opportunities in Kosovo

The Republic of Kosovo is a developing country with an upper-middle-income economy. Since its independence in 2008, Kosovo’s economy has grown each year thanks to its low government debt and improved banking systems. In 2021, Kosovo’s total trade grew 47.42% valued at $6.36 billion with imports from Malaysia totalling $5.44 million.

Globally, Malaysia is Kosovo’s 53rd largest trading partner. Malaysia’s highest exports to Kosovo includes electrical and electronics, rubber articles, palm oil, machineries and optical equipment. Malaysian exporters who are interested to expand their business in the Kosovo market can explore the growing consumer retail segment. Processed foods has high export potential, especially prepared cereal and flour preparation, cocoa and cocoa preparations, beverages and palm oil products.

Kosovo offers many opportunities for Malaysian exporters as consumers have a strong positive perception towards Malaysia and there is an untapped halal market. Malaysia businesses can also take advantage of the growing e-commerce market in Kosovo. Besides that, Kosovo is a tax friendly business environment with a high Ease of Doing Business ranking. Kosovo is also member of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) and has Free Trade Agreements with several Balkan countries, which allows Malaysia businesses to penetrate those markets more easily.

Malaysian businesses who are interested in exporting to Kosovo can reach out to MATRADE for enquiries and assistance. MATRADE will be able to link foreign companies with Malaysian suppliers, facilitate Malaysian companies to access global market and assist Malaysian companies in investing abroad for market access.

For enquiries, please contact:

Consulate of Malaysia  
Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)  
Via Alberico Albricci 9  
Milan 20122  

E: milan@matrade.gov.my  
T: +39-02-669 81839

Trade Commissioner  
Mr. Muzzafar Shah Hanafi  
E: muzzafar@matrade.gov.my

MATRADE webinar (Bilateral Trade Updates & Export Opportunities in Kosovo)