Albania
Albania
Region
Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Income Category
Lower middle income
Most populous city
Tirana

The tables below summarize the key indicators for each topic and benchmark against regional and global averages.

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Sector GroupCountry ScoreRegional AverageGlobal Average
100.096.292.0
100.097.595.9
100.098.596.6
100.096.288.0
100.096.487.6
100.0100.091.0
100.094.991.2
79.684.078.5
70.073.168.0
100.0100.098.1
100.0100.096.0

Summary

The Albanian legal system grants foreign and domestic investors equal rights of ownership of local companies, following the principle of “national treatment.” Of the 33 sectors covered by the Investing Across Sectors indicators, 30 are fully open to foreign equity ownership. The only exceptions are the domestic and international air transportation and the television broadcasting sectors. Foreign ownership of airline companies is limited to a maximum share of 49% for both domestic and international air transportation. These equity restrictions, however, apply only to investors from countries outside of the Common European Aviation Zone. The Law on Public and Private Radio and Television in the Republic of Albania (No. 8410/1998) stipulates that no natural person or legal entity, foreign or Albanian, may own more than 40% of the share capital of a television company.


Main laws (English)
Law No. 7764/1993 "On Foreign Investments"
Several other sectoral laws

Main laws (local language)
Ligj Nr. 7764/1993 "Per Investment e Huaja"

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