Representing the Italian industry in Albania by supporting sustainable and correct an internationalization of enterprises. With this purpose was born in Tirana today the association of Italian industrialists in Albania, with which you complete the project by The General Confederation of Industry to constitute a widespread representation in all the Balkan countries. Formed from an initial group of 23 companies, large and small from all over Italy, comes to life from the experience of the representative office in the country of The General Confederation of Industry Bari-BAT, which expresses, until the first General Assembly, the presidency with Donato D ‘Agostino.

The General Confederation of Industry of Albania adheres as international representation of the The General Confederation of Industry system, which fully recognizes the code of ethics, and as an ordinary member of The General Confederation of Industry of Balkans, the federation of Italian business associations in South Eastern Europe, an organizational force that has over a thousand Italian companies that operates in support exports and to legitimize international Italian excellence.

Among the objectives of The General Confederation of Industry of Albania, which coordinates its activities in the country with the Italian Embassy in Tirana, to guide and inform the opportunities and problems of the Albanian market; facilitate the creation of partnerships, collaborations and synergies; strengthen dialogue between the Italian companies in Albania and local entrepreneurs; spreading into account the economic knowledge in Italy and consolidating the enterprise culture in the country.

Among others, Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, Edoardo Garrone, former managing Squinzi under the presidency of the association internationalization development of General Confederation of Industry, Domenico De Bartolomeo, president of General Confederation of Industry Bari – BAT, and Alberto Cutillo, Italian Ambassador in Tirana, were present at the signing of incorporation in Tirana.

Despite the economic downturn, the interchange between Italy and Albania has in recent years been steadily increasing, reaching in 2015 to 2.1 billion euros. First trade partner, only Italy accounts for 59.5% of Albanian exports and is the main supplier, with an incidence of 30.6% on the import total. Italy is also the leading investor country in terms of number of Italian companies or Italian-Albanian active on the territory of 5,939 foreign companies, 2,753 are Italian, 46% of the total.


Source: medNews