Parliament of Serbia ratified the Agreement on free trade in
southeast Europe (CEFTA) on September 24, 2007.
CEFTA anticipates cancellation of customs limitations
for industrial and agricultural products in the countries of the region
prior to 2010.
The agreement implies liberalization of public procurements
and stronger attraction of investments in the countries that signed
the agreement, and it also increases chances for appearance on European
markets according to preferential, authorized treatment. There are certain rules that should be applied
to all public companies starting May 1st, 2010. All members
should ensure absence of discrimination in the system of public procurement
until that date.
CEFTA agreement was signed on December 19, 2006, by
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia,
Montenegro and UNMIK on behalf of Kosovo.